Monday, August 14, 2017

Sierra Leone: Mudslide kills hundreds as homes buried

(Freetown) Over 300 people have been killed in a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown.

A hillside in Regent, a mountainous town 15 miles east of the capital Freetown, collapsed in the early hours of Monday morning due to heavy rain, killing hundreds and leaving many more trapped. Morgues in the capital have been overwhelmed with bodies.

Death tolls are unconfirmed, though the International Federation of Red Cross reports that 312 have been killed, and more than 1,000 affected.