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Dorian leaves 30 dead in Bahamas: prime minister

SAMAA | - Posted: Sep 6, 2019 | Last Updated: 4 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Sep 6, 2019 | Last Updated: 4 months ago
Dorian leaves 30 dead in Bahamas: prime minister

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The death toll from Hurricane Dorian has risen to 30 in the Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis told American network CNN on Thursday.

Authorities had previously reported 20 dead, but have warned that the final figure is sure to be far higher.

Minnis has said that the storm caused “generational devastation.”

The United Nations said 70,000 people in the Bahamas were in “immediate need” of aid.

Dorian, currently a Category 2 storm, was pounding the US states of North and South Carolina Thursday night with strong winds and driving rain, bringing dangerous storm surge.

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