UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The death toll from Hurricane Durian that hit the Bahamas last week has risen to 50, most of them on the main island of Abaco, an official said on Tuesday.
Carl Smith, a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency in the Bahamas, told reporters the previous death toll was 45. Rescuers, evacuees and officials widely believed the death toll would be higher as more bodies were pulled out from under rubble, he said. Of destruction in Marsh Harbor.
The hurricane struck the Bahamas with winds of up to 320 km per hour, meaning it was one of the most powerful hurricanes in the Caribbean, but the worst disaster in the Bahamas.
According to the World Food Program, some 70,000 people are in need of food and shelter assistance. The private sector estimates that insured and destroyed property in the Caribbean is worth $ 3 billion.
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