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Bahamas: At least 30 dead in wake of Hurricane Dorian

Bahamas, Freeport
September 07, 2019 at 02:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Authorities reported that 30 people were killed in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian ravished the country before moving on to the United States, footage filmed in Freeport on Grand Bahama on Friday shows.

People can be seen crowding at a port, who were desperate to get on board a ship rumoured to be heading to the United States. Supplies can be seen being distributed to the people there.

A wrecked aircraft can also be seen near the airport, which has been closed.

Dorian became a Category 5 hurricane before striking the Bahamas last Saturday, with winds reaching 185 miles per hour (297 kilometres per hour). The northern Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama were the worst hit portion of the archipelago, with officials reportedly claiming the death toll could be significantly higher and that hundreds remain missing.

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Authorities reported that 30 people were killed in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian ravished the country before moving on to the United States, footage filmed in Freeport on Grand Bahama on Friday shows.

People can be seen crowding at a port, who were desperate to get on board a ship rumoured to be heading to the United States. Supplies can be seen being distributed to the people there.

A wrecked aircraft can also be seen near the airport, which has been closed.

Dorian became a Category 5 hurricane before striking the Bahamas last Saturday, with winds reaching 185 miles per hour (297 kilometres per hour). The northern Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama were the worst hit portion of the archipelago, with officials reportedly claiming the death toll could be significantly higher and that hundreds remain missing.

W/S People crowding outside ship, Freeport

W/S People at port

M/S People at port

M/S People at port

W/S People taking water at port

M/S People at port

W/S People and supplies at port

M/S Woman with water

W/S Man speaking to people crowding at port

M/S Man speaking to people crowding at port

SOT, Sharon Mathieu: "There was a lot of wind, it just felt like the wind was slapping the house for 48 hours straight. At any moment I was scared that the roof was going to come off, but it held on."

C/U Man with baby

SOT, Ann Hield, Freeport resident: "I'm coming back home, this is my home. I was off the island since the 19th of August. I went on vacation and I don't know where my family is. I don't know what's happening. I can't run from my island, this is my time now to come home, and try and rebuild my island. This is all I know and all my life."

W/S Traffic

W/S Grand Bahama International Airport

W/S Wrecked aircraft

M/S Wrecked aircraft

C/U Portion of wrecked aircraft

W/S Wrecked aircraft

M/S Man standing next to palm tree

C/U Man standing next to palm tree

W/S Sky, vehicles

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