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Here’s What You Need to know About The Sierra Leone Mudslide

Here’s What You Need to know About The Sierra Leone Mudslide

INTERNATIONAL DISASTER UPDATE 

 

  • More than 300 people have been killed in mudslides and flooding near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown.
  • The mudslide and subsequent effects were triggered by heavy rains on Monday.
  • Many houses were immediately covered in mud with many feared having died while asleep.
  • Locals have reportedly been attempting to recover bodies from the rubble and mud with their bare hands.
  • The worst-hit area is thought to be the Regent district on the outskirts of Freetown, where dozens of houses were submerged when the hillside collapsed at about 06:00 GMT.
  • A Sierra Leonean disaster management official, Candy Rogers, said that “over 2,000 people are homeless” as a result of the mudslide in the Regent area.

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