Hurricane Dorian: Rescue efforts stepped up as storm survivors flee

Hurricane Dorian: Rescue efforts stepped up as storm survivors flee
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  • calendar-gray 08 September 2019

Rescue efforts have been stepped up in parts of the Bahamas worst hit by Hurricane Dorian, as hundreds scramble to flee the destruction, APA reports citing BBC.

Cruise liners, private planes and helicopters are all being used to help those still trapped in the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama.

The death toll stands at 43 but is expected to increase further.

Meanwhile, Dorian has gained strength off the US east coast and is heading to the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

US forecasters said on Saturday that the storm had sustained winds of 100mph (155 km/h) and had increased from a category one to a category two hurricane.

Dorian was at category five when it made landfall in the Bahamas last Sunday with winds reaching 185mph.

Officials believe hundreds of bodies are yet to be found in areas flattened by the winds or smashed by storm surges.

Faiq Mahmudov

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