In the Abaco Islands, where “the recovery of bodies that were left in the heat for more than eight days has begun”.
The Bahamas Press (BP) reports: “Thousands of corpses are being buried,” in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the Category 5 “monster storm” that left a trail of devastation in the Bahamas.
“A truck was loaded with the remains of residents on Abaco that were being recovered today (Tuesday) and taken to be buried in mass graves on Abaco today (Wednesday),” the report said.
“The bodies were scattered all along the corridors of the communities affected by Hurricane Dorian, which made landfall last week packing winds of over 185mph. Many of the remains collected in this photo were that of Haitian Nationals.
“The bodies were placed in body bags without any funeral services. The Commissioner of Police has advised anyone unable to find their loved ones to file a missing person report.”
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson “confirmed the body count to 43, however, according to clinicians that number in Abaco alone is around 3,000 following the deadly storm”.
Meanwhile, water is running low on Grand Bahama “as supplies into the affected communities are hampered – Potter’s Cay Dock is in chaos”.
According to another BP report: “Grand Bahamians are holding onto dear life on the island as water supplies are running low.
“Grand Bahamians are in search of the location of the NEMA OFFICE on the island. Most are contacting BP as to where they could find assistance.