The death toll from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas will be “staggering”, the country’s government has warned.
Even with aid efforts stepping up, the officials say the death toll has reached thirty. It is expected to get even worse.
The government says it is sending morticians and 200 body bags to the Abaco Islands, the worst-hit part of the archipelago.
Dorian – which devastated the northern Bahamas from Sunday to Tuesday – is now battering the coasts of South and North Carolina in the US, although it is weakening its grip.
Thousands could be missing in the Abacos and Grand Bahama, according to officials.