Government officials in the Bahamas now say that 1,300 people are missing following Hurricane Dorian, which recently ravaged the islands. This is down from an original estimate of 2,500 missing as a result of the Category 5 hurricane. Officials say the figure for missing persons may include people who have fled to relief centers in various locations in the islands.
After causing mass damages in the Bahamas, as well as North Carolina, Hurricane Dorian made landfall Saturday afternoon in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It uprooted trees, blew off roofs and disrupted electricity supply, leaving several in darkness. Hurricane Dorian reached the extreme east of Canada with strong winds on Sunday and left hundreds of thousands of people without power supply.
Hurricane Dorian, which recently struck the Bahamas, has so far claimed at least 43 lives. According to reports by the country’s local authorities, the death toll is most likely to rise since several people are reported to be still missing. The hurricane has caused catastrophic damage that has never been witnessed before in the Caribbean country’s history.
Hurricane Dorian has wreaked massive havoc in the Bahamas. Houses have been destroyed, cars dragged along and overturned, and high-voltage electric cables broken. At least 100,000 people in the Bahamas have somehow been affected by the natural disaster. It is unclear, however, whether casualties have so far been reported.