Bahamas healthcare facilities struggle to deal with decomposing bodies after Dorian

September 16, 2019

Dorian, the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the Bahamas, swept through the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island earlier this week, leveling entire neighborhoods and knocking out key infrastructure, including airport landing strips and a hospital, according to an article on the CNBC website,

Officials at Bahamas’ only functioning public hospital expects the death toll would be "staggering," and two refrigerated, 40-foot trucks would be needed.

Hundreds, if not thousands, are still missing and officials say the death toll is likely to shoot up as more bodies are discovered in the ruins and floodwaters.

Chaotic conditions around the islands were interfering with flights and boats, hampering relief efforts.

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