Hurricane Dorian toll climbs to 30, says Bahamas prime minister Hubert Minnis; authorities warn that final figure will rise

Nassau (Bahamas:The toll from Hurricane Dorian has risen to 30 in the Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis told American network CNN on Thursday.

Authorities had previously reported 20 dead, but have warned that the final figure is sure to be far higher.

TheBahamian Prime Minister has said that the storm caused “generational devastation.”

The United Nations claimed as many as 70,000 people in the Bahamas were in “immediate need” of aid.

Dorian, currently a Category 2 storm, was pounding the US states of North and South Carolina on Thursday night with strong winds and driving rain, bringing dangerous storm surge.