Government To Issue Full List Of The Missing

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October 10, 2019

MINISTER of Social Services Frankie Campbell said in the House of Assembly yesterday that 1,208 people are still unaccounted for after Hurricane Dorian. The figure is a remarkable increase in the number of people missing and it caused confusion within government yesterday evening because officials had previously indicated the numbers were steadily declining as they cross-checked databases and tracked people down. Mr Campbell’s statement came during debate on the new disaster preparedness legislation. “We’ve been able to contact or reconnect 950 persons,” he said. “To date the number of persons still missing or unaccounted for is 1,003 in Abaco and 205 in Grand Bahama. “That is according to our records at the Department of Social Services. There are persons who had made reports directly to the police and there is that possibility of double reporting.”

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News date : 10/10/2019    Category : Hurricane, About Bahamians, Accident/Emergency, Community/Charity, Tribune Stories

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