2,500 people recorded as missing in the Bahamas

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2,500 people recorded as missing in the Bahamas

Bahamian officials said on Wednesday that 2,500 people have been registered as missing in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Dorian but cautioned the full list of missing has not been checked to see if any of those people are in shelters.

“This list has not yet been checked against government records of who are staying in shelters or who have been evacuated,” the National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) spokesman, Carl Smith, told a press conference. “The database processing is under way.”

 (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

More than a week after Dorian smashed thousands of homes on the country’s Grand Bahama and Abaco islands, the death toll stands at 50 and is expected to rise, with search and rescue crews still making their way through the ruins.