Bahamas PM: Death toll from Hurricane Dorian rises to 7

Number of deaths in Bahamas expected to rise

Vernal Cooper via CNN

A damaged car sits amid the damage in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas.

FREEPORT, Bahamas - The prime minister of the Bahamas says the death toll from Hurricane Dorian has risen to seven and that more deaths are expected.

Hubert Minnis says the deaths involved two people who were injured earlier and taken to New Providence Island. He spoke late Tuesday at a news conference.

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Minnis said he flew over the Abaco Islands and expects to do the same in Grand Bahama as soon as the weather clears.

In Abaco, he saw groups of people waving yellow sheets and shirts. He said 60% of homes were damaged in Marsh Harbor and that at least one community was destroyed.

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