The official death toll from Hurricane Dorian continues to rise.
The official count could rise dramatically, and government officials have declined to say how many deaths remain uncounted, the newspaper reported.
Duane Sands, the Bahamian health minister, confirmed the latest death count to NBC News The official number on Sunday was 44.
Forty-two bodies have been found in Abaco and eight were recovered on Grand Bahama, Anthony Ferguson, commissioner of Royal Bahamas Police Force, told NBC News.
Rescue workers continue to go door to door, while U.S. Coast Guard helicopters were evacuating critically injured residents, the network reported.
The death toll from the Category 5 storm that slammed into the Bahamas last week has varied, but Bahamian officials are proceeding at a cautious pace, refusing to speculate about how many more people were killed.
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