1,300 people still missing in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian
Although the official figure is 50 people dead, there is still no news of at least 2,500 missing in the region. The spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency of the Bahamas (NEMA), Carl Smith, assured that the official death toll will begin to rise, since they do not find thousands of people reported as missing.
The official figure went from 2,500 missing to 1,300 people
On the other hand, NEMA believes that a large part of these missing persons are in shelters created by the hurricane, so they seek to clarify the panorama of people who are not found or were reported by their families.
In addition, NEMA denied the social networks that ensure that the death toll is in the thousands and although the number of missing is worrying, so far only 50 people are officially killed by the hurricane.
After the hurricane, the number of missing was uncertain, then details began to be known that at least 6,000 people were missing, the figure later dropped to 2,500 and is currently estimated at 1,300.
NEMA ensures that they will continue to investigate the whereabouts of people who are not reported, while asking the community to refrain from causing panic and not to believe false information. A few days ago false news emerged that the government was hiding the bodies of the victims, while the authorities denied any details related to this.
For now, it only remains to hope that the floods that are still on the island will disappear and little by little the whereabouts of the disappeared will be clarified, although they continue to warn that the death toll will increase with the passing of days.