2,500 people listed as missing in the Bahamas
Bahamas emergency services have listed 2,500 people as missing after Hurricane Dorian struck the islands last week.
Bahamas officials had earlier conceded the final death toll could be “staggering”.
This official count suggests the death toll will be much higher than the current 50, though the number of missing has yet to be checked against those in shelters and should fall.
The list was announced by Carl Smith, a spokesman for the country’s National Emergency Management Agency (Nema), but he expressed caution as a database was still being processed and some of the people already evacuated had yet to register their names.
Tens of thousands of people remain in need of aid.
Dorian equalled the highest winds ever recorded for a hurricane at landfall when it struck the Abaco Islands.