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Bahamas hurricane toll up to 45, many more missing

NASSAU: Authorities in the Bahamas have updated the death toll from Hurricane Dorian to 45, with pol..

NASSAU: Authorities in the Bahamas have updated the death toll from Hurricane Dorian to 45, with police calling for the public to register details of the many people still missing.

One week after Dorian flattened homes and buildings, a major relief operation is working to deliver supplies to desperate residents seeking food, water and shelter.

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The Royal Bahamas Police Force said that they had found 37 bodies on Abaco island and eight on Grand Bahama island.

READ: Alive but lost: In Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian survivors wonder what next

READ: 'It's hell everywhere': collecting Dorian's dead in ravaged Bahamas

A dog walks on top of a roof in a damaged neighborhood in the wake of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco, Bahamas, on Sep 8, 2019. (Photo: Reuters/Loren Elliott)

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"We anticipate the discovery of more bodies," police said in a statement late Sunday.

"There are many more p

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WHO prequalifies Ebola vaccine, paving way for use in high-risk countries

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Access constraints gravely impede humanitarian assistance in 60 countries

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