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Before, after photos show magnitude of Dorian destruction in Bahamas

Associated Press
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In this image released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations agents conduct search and rescue operations Sept. 5, 2019, in Abaco Island and Marsh Harbour, Bahamas.

ABACO, Bahamas — At least 30 people died in the Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian passed over, and the number could be “significantly higher,” Bahamian health minister Duane Sands told The Associated Press in a telephone interview late Thursday. The victims are from Abaco and Grand Bahama islands and include some who died from injuries after being flown to New Providence island, he said.

The hurricane hit Abaco on Sunday and then hovered over Grand Bahama for a day and a half.

On Thursday, emergency officials fanned out across stricken areas to track down people who were missing or in distress. Crews began clearing streets and setting up aid distribution centers.

Here’s a look at the destruction on Abaco. This slider photo shows an aerial view of Abaco from March 2019 compared to the days after Dorian hit.

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