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Sierra Leone Mudslide: 600 People Still Missing

Sierra Leone Mudslide: 600 People Still Missing

by | 17th August 2017
Sierra Leone mudslide (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara)

At least 600 people are still missing, following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown.

 

President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared seven days of mourning while pleading for “urgent support”.

 

Nearly 400 people are confirmed dead after a mudslide in the regent area and floods elsewhere in Freetown on Monday.

 

The red cross has warned it is a race against time to find survivors.

 

Presidential Spokesman Abdulai Baraytay said bodies were still being pulled from the mud and rubble.