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Search for hundreds missing after mudslide in Sierra Leone

Search for hundreds missing after mudslide 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.

Reddingwerkers are in a race against the clock involved to have victims to save. The area is still highly vulnerable, says the Red Cross. “There is still danger for local residents.” The organisation encourages existing residents to the area to leave.

The assistance comes in slowly. Local residents try according to the BBC, with their bare hands to search for bodies. The affected area is due to the mud and difficult to reach, and rescue workers have a lack of suitable equipment.

The vice-president Victor Foh has warned that the death toll much further can rise. There is concern for the lives of hundreds of missing persons. According to the Sierra Leone Telegraph have been more than a hundred of the deadly victims are children.

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Floods are not unusual in Sierra Leone.
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The authorities in Sierra Leone are engaged in the search for survivors of the mudslide on Monday, more than three hundred lives has demanded.
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According to the Red Cross, there are at least six hundred people missing.
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The affected area is due to the mud and difficult to reach, and rescue workers have a lack of suitable equipment.
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Many people were still asleep when the mudslide the place near the capital, Freetown reached.
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Authorities fear, moreover, that more than three thousand have been made homeless, when the mudslide Monday morning, hundreds of houses wegvaagde in the mountain town of Regent. Many people were still asleep when the mudslide the place near the capital, Freetown reached.

Floods are not unusual in Sierra Leone. It often happens that unstable houses to be wiped out after periods of heavy rain. In 2015 were thousands of people in the vicinity of the capital, Freetown homeless after monsoon rains.

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