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Bahamian officials say 2,500 people registered as missing in Dorian's wake

Reuters | Nassau | Updated: 11-09-2019 22:07 IST | Created: 11-09-2019 22:06 IST
Bahamian officials say 2,500 people registered as missing in Dorian's wake
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Bahamian officials said on Wednesday that 2,500 people have been registered as missing in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Dorian but cautioned the full list of missing has not been checked to see if any of those people are in shelters.

"This list has not yet been checked against government records of who are staying in shelters or who have been evacuated," National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Carl Smith told a press conference. "The database processing is underway."

Thousands of people are in shelters on the islands. Officials have confirmed 50 deaths caused by the Sept. 1 storm.

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