Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Hurricane Dorian death toll will increase

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames speaking with reporters.

By Krystel Brown

The death toll from Hurricane Dorian will increase, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said today after he revealed that a few children are among the dead.

“I caution Bahamians everywhere that that chances that we find more persons dead, those chances are real,” Dames told reporters outside Cabinet.

“It’s certainly a concern for us. This was a crisis of epic proportions. We want to be responsible; we want to be caring.

“As we report these things we’re taking into account the sensitivity around this…The reality of it all is, unfortunately, we will see more deaths. I can’t see any way out of it.”

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said five people were confirmed dead in Abaco yesterday.

When asked about those victims today, Dames said, “Unfortunately, what we’re getting is a few of them are children.

“We’re at the beginning of this. This is a very unfortunate occurrence for us. Maybe the worst that we’ve experienced, certainly in our lifetime.”  Read more >>