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Certainly three hundred deaths by mudslide in Sierra Leone

Certainly three hundred deaths by mudslide in Sierra Leone

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In a suburb of the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown, are surely three hundred people to the life by a mudslide.

That reports news agency AFP on the authority of the Red Cross. The number of dead is likely to rise.

The mud arose early Monday morning in the mountain town of Regent, where dozens of houses were flooded as a result of heavy rainfall.

“Probably there are hundreds of dead under the mud,” said vice-president Victor Foh. He added that many houses in the area illegally built. “We try to vacate the area and the people to evacuate.”

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First images of the mudslide in Sierra Leone

Hospital

According to the Sierra Leone Telegraph, there are more than two hundred corpses to the mortuary of the local hospital. Among the dead would certainly sixty children.

Emergency services struggle to rescue people because they, through the mud in their houses are locked up. Also, the affected area is difficult to reach because a major road is closed by mud.

Kill by mudflow Sierra Leone

In a suburb of the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown are hundreds of people to the life by a mudslide.
© Hollandse Hoogte

The mud arose early Monday morning in the mountain town of Regent, where dozens of houses were flooded as a result of heavy rainfall.
© Hollandse Hoogte

Emergency services struggle to rescue people because they, through the mud in their houses are locked up. Also, the affected area is difficult to reach because a major road is closed by mud.
© Hollandse Hoogte

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