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Hurricane Dorian's Bahamas death toll rises to 50

The death toll from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas has risen to 50 after the monster storm battered the Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands for over a day and a half last week, according to the health minister.

The number of people killed in the hurricane, which struck the area as a dangerous Category 5 storm, was raised to 45 late last week.

Officials have warned that the number of deaths likely would increase as crews search devastated areas of the northern Bahamas, especially those cut off by flooding and debris.

A preliminary report estimated that Dorian caused some $7 billion in damage, although the government of the Bahamas has not yet offered any figures.

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