Dorian death toll in Bahamas up to 7; looting begins

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    Destroyed: Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island

    Two more deaths have been confirmed from the Abaco Island in the Bahamas, as a result of Hurricane Dorian, bringing the total to seven.

    The Bahamas Press says this was confirmed today by Prime Minister Hubert Minnis.

    The extent of deaths will not be known until the storm fully passes and rescue teams are able to get to the ground.

    Dorian is still affecting the Grand Bahama Island as of Tuesday evening, despite the storm being downgraded to a Category Three.

    The Bahamas Press says scores of persons are currently missing, and there are reports of looting on Abaco Island where there has been a loss of power and communications.

    In addition to the extensive damages to scores of houses, the Western Air Terminal On Grand Bahama and the Marsh Harbour on Abaco have both been destroyed.