1,300 as yet missing in tropical storm hit Bahamas: authorities

Somewhere in the range of 1,300 individuals are still unaccounted for in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, authorities said Thursday, down from the 2,500 recently detailed.

The Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) ascribed the drop to cross-referencing names of missing people with those in havens, reports AFP.

The Bahamian experts have put the loss of life from the staggering Category 5 tempest at 50 up until this point.

In any case, they have said they anticipate that that number should rise altogether and a previous leader said he dreaded the last toll could be in the hundreds.

The Miami-based National Hurricane Center said in its 5:00 pm (2100 GMT) release that a climate framework in the Atlantic was relied upon to turn into a typhoon and carry solid breezes and overwhelming precipitation toward the northwest Bahamas in the following 36 hours.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres declared in the interim that he would go to the Bahamas on Friday to express his “profound solidarity” with the Atlantic archipelago.

Other than solidarity, Guterres said he needed to urge the universal network to “increment the help to the Bahamas individuals and to the Bahamas government.”

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