Death toll rises to 20

The death toll from Hurricane Dorian has risen to 20, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands confirmed today.

The monster storm made its exit from The Bahamas last night, after terrorizing Grand Bahama and Abaco over the past three days.

“At this point we are starting to get a more vivid picture of the loss of life, at least in Abaco, and the loss of life in Grand Bahama,” Dr. Sands said on The Hit Back with Nahaja Black on Star 106.5 FM

“So, the toll has risen to just 20 persons… in Abaco and Grand Bahama thus far. But bear in mind that search and rescue exercises, exploration of homes that were flooded, is just now starting. We’re gonna have to go door to door in Abaco, and door to door Grand Bahama and we don’t know what we’re going to find.”

Sands said 17 of the victims were from Abaco and the remaining three were from Grand Bahama.

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Krystel Brown

Krystel covers breaking news for The Nassau Guardian. Krystel also manages The Guardian’s social media pages. She joined The Nassau Guardian in 2007 as a staff reporter, covering national news. She was promoted to online editor in May 2017. Education: Benedict College, BA in Mass Communications

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