54 people missing on Abaco, GB, post-Dorian

Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson said yesterday that 54 people are still missing on Abaco and Grand Bahama nearly five months after Hurricane Dorian.

In October, the government said 282 people were missing after the deadly Category 5 storm — the strongest in Bahamian history.

However, yesterday, Ferguson told The Nassau Guardian, “Thirty-two individuals reported missing persons from Abaco to the police.”

He said 22 people are still missing on Grand Bahama.

Yesterday was the first official update on missing people in three months.

Dorian destroyed chunks of Abaco and Grand Bahama in early September.

The storm impacted nearly 30,000 people and left thousands displaced.

Dorian killed at least 60 people on Abaco.

According to the commissioner, 11 people died on Grand Bahama.

Ferguson said nine of the bodies on the island have already been “properly identified”.

He said the remaining two bodies are still awaiting DNA results to confirm identification.

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Jasper Ward

Jasper Ward started at The Nassau Guardian in September 2018. Ward covers a wide range of national and social issues. Education: Goldsmiths, University of London, MA in Race, Media and Social Justice

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