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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sierra Leone Mud Slide: 270 Bodies Recovered



Over 270 bodies have so far been recovered by rescue workers from the tragic mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown..

Freetown Mayor Sam Gibson on Tuesday told reporters that rescue operations continue in the town of Regent where the mudslide happened on Monday morning.
Vice President of Sierra Leone Victor Foh said on Monday that it was likely that hundreds were lying dead underneath the rubble.
Foh told Reuters at the scene of the slide in the mountain town of Regent, adding that a number of illegal buildings had been erected in the area.
“The disaster is so serious that I myself feel broken,” he added.
“We’re trying to cordon (off) the area (and) evacuate the people.”
According to NAN, the mudslide happened in the early morning in the mountain town of Regent, where dozens of houses were submerged after a night of heavy rain.
A major rescue operation is now underway although emergency workers are struggling to reach the worst-affected areas.

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