Dorian death toll in Bahamas now 23

Health Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday confirmed that the death toll from Hurricane Dorian now stands at 23. However, the health minister once again projected that the final count will be staggering and also revealed that additional morticians are being flown into Abaco and Grand Bahama to embalm the bodies. “Make no bones about it, the numbers are going to be far higher than 23.
It is going to be significantly higher than that,” said Sands during an interview on local radio.

He also said that the Government will bring in additional refrigerated coolers to properly store the dead.

“It’s just a matter of retrieving those bodies and making sure we understand how they died. It may seem as if we are splitting hairs.”

In making reference to the death toll, Sands said: “It is way more than that… there are only particular people that can declare persons dead. And until such persons are declared dead, they cannot be recorded as an official death.”