Bodies found in wreckage in hurricane-ravaged Bahamas
Rescue workers wearing white hazard suits continued their grim search for bodies and survivors in the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas on Monday (September 9), as relief agencies worked to deliver food and supplies over flooded roads and piles of debris.
At least 45 people died when Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas on September 1, flattening homes and tossing cars and planes around like toys, according to the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
Large swaths of Greater Abaco Island were destroyed. Reuters journalists saw search crews using geotagging technology to mark the locations of bodies in the hard-hit Mudd section of Marsh Harbour on that island.
Once a body was recovered, rescue workers wrapped it with a sheet and put it on a pulley and moved it to a central location where a van later picked it up to take to the morgue.
Dorian was one of the most powerful Caribbean storms on record, a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 200 miles per hour (320 kph). It rampaged over the Bahamas for nearly two days, becoming the worst disaster in the nation's history.
Story by Reuters with additional information from CGTN.