Death toll mudslide Sierra Leona is certainly a thousand

Death toll mudslide Sierra Leona is certainly a thousand

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The number of deaths as a result of the mudslides in Sierra Leone has risen to at least a thousand, have a local leader from the capital and a minister Sunday, said.

Heavy rainfall resulted on August 14, a landslide in the capital, Freetown. In the mountain town of Rains created a mudslide, where dozens of houses were flooded.

In the days after the disaster, hundreds of bodies recovered, and talked to the aid agencies all the fear that the death toll even further would increase. When it became known that the mudflow certainly five hundred deaths, said the Red Cross already of at least six hundred missing persons.

The netherlands attracts 580.000 euro for the victims of the mudslide. The Red Cross can use the money to family members reunite to each other are lost, water supplies, repair and other assistance.


Professionals mountains hundreds of bodies in Sierra Leone after mudslide

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Floods are not unusual in Sierra Leone.

The authorities in Sierra Leone are engaged in the search for survivors of the mudslide on Monday, more than three hundred lives has demanded.

According to the Red Cross, there are at least six hundred people missing.

The affected area is due to the mud and difficult to reach, and rescue workers have a lack of suitable equipment.

Many people were still asleep when the mudslide the place near the capital, Freetown reached.

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