Sep 2, 2019

Four dead, dozens missing in boat fire

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California scuba diving boat fire leaves 34 dead: What we know so far

The area where a commercial scuba boat departed before catching fire in Santa Barbara, California, Sunday. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The final missing victim of the Conception dive boat fire that killed 34 people in Southern California was located Wednesday, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office confirmed in a Twitter post.

The latest: DNA testing was still being conducted to confirm identities of 7 of the victims from the Sept. 2 scuba diving tragedy, the Sheriff's office said. The FBI and other agencies searched Sunday the offices and 2 remaining vessels of the boat's owner, Truth Aquatics, per the Los Angeles Times reports.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Sep 12, 2019

Dorian's devastation in Bahamas: What you need to know

A Marsh Harbour resident with donations. Photo: Alejandro Granadillo/NurPhoto via Getty Images

More than 2 weeks since Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, the death toll remains at 50, but government data shows 1,300 people are still listed as missing, while much of the archipelago faced another tropical storm this weekend.

The latest: Bahamians escaped the bulk of storm Humberto, now a hurricane, as it passed offshore, but it still lashed the islands with sustained winds of 70 mph. The National Hurricane Center said. And Humberto's outer rain bands are forecast to dump 1–2 inches of additional rain with isolated storm total amounts of 6 inches.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Sep 16, 2019

The "unimaginable" in the Bahamas

A man cries after discovering his destroyed house in the Bahamas. Photo: Ramon Espinosa/AP

The Dorian death toll in the Bahamas officially has reached 30 people — but hundreds are still missing, and authorities said that figure could soar.

The impact: The final death count will be "staggering," Health Minister Duane Sands told local radio: "[T]he public needs to prepare for unimaginable information about the death toll and the human suffering," per the BBC.

Go deeperArrowSep 6, 2019