According to their report, "the bodies were scattered all along the corridors of the communities affected by Hurricane Dorian," with many of the remains being of Haitian nationals who lived there. "According to clinicians," it continues, "that number in Abaco alone is around 3,000 following the deadly storm."
BP BREAKING| On Abaco, the recovery of bodies that were left in the heat for more than eight days has begun. Thousands of corpses are being buried. #dorian #Abaco #Bahamas #hurricane | by Bahamas Press pic.twitter.com/RCB6Up7t78— Bahamas Press (@Bahamaspress) September 10, 2019
That number far exceeds the previously reported number of deaths, initially at 20, then 44, and now 50 reported on Sept. 10.
But, as many on social media are pointing out, The Bahamas Press is a tabloid, so the statements should be viewed with some skepticism.
Still, the Miami Herald has reported that authorities on the islands considered counting bodies "not the priority," focusing their efforts instead on initial rescue efforts and identifying those found first.
For my foreign friends on the TL, Bahamas Press is like the TMZ of the Bahamas, just FYI. Definitely some truth but more so reporting done for propaganda purposes. I always try to check other Bahamian news and also Intl news before I believe one of their reports.— BahamasStrong🇧🇸 (@bahamianista242) September 10, 2019
People are sharing news of the death toll rising in the Bahamas, from personal social media accounts and media from reporters like Vic Micolucci of WJXT, who met one man who said "there are at least 1,000 people dead on my island."according to Newsweek, despite the fact that many of those needing passage have lost all of their documents and possessions.
Jones is advocating for the reversal of new immigration restrictions on Bahamian evacuees.
Rep. Scott Plakon, a Republican and vocal Trump supporter, is working with Air Unlimited to gather supplies.
With it already being difficult for Bahamians to get from Freeport to Nassau, the US Government just made it even harder. US states that: pic.twitter.com/BKtV470C03— Shevrin Jones (@ShevrinJones) September 10, 2019
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