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30 dead, $7bn worth of property lost as Hurricane Dorian sweeps across Bahamas

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30 dead, $7bn worth of property lost as Hurricane Dorian sweeps across Bahamas

Residents on the island of Bahamas are about now counting their loses following the devastating effect left behind by Hurricane Dorian, which left at least 30 people dead and thousands missing.

Reports say the number of the dead may likely climb “significantly higher” as rescue teams reached devastated communities damaged and destroyed by the Hurricane Dorian.

One of the storm survivors on the Abaco Islands, Ramond King, said he watched as swirling winds ripped the roof off his house, and then careered into a neighbour’s home lifting the entire structure into the sky.

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“This can’t be real, this can’t be real’,” King recalled thinking. “Nothing is here, nothing at all. Everything is gone, just bodies.”

According to Bahamian Health Minister, Duane, the dead were from the worst-hit Abaco and Grand Bahama islands, which are home to about 70,000 people and where about 50 percent homes were thought to be destroyed.

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