400 Dead - Sierre Leone President 'In Tears', Appeals for Help
President Ernest Bai Koroma fought back tears as he described the devastation. Rescue workers have been searching for survivors amid the hundreds of homes that were engulfed by mud when a mountainside collapsed early on Monday. The disaster came after three days of heavy rains, and struck when many people were still sleeping.
Sierra Leone: 400 Dead - 'Entire Communities Have Been Wiped Out'
Deutsche Welle, 16 August 2017
Sierra Leone's president has appealed for urgent help after torrential rain triggered massive mudslides in the capital, Freetown. Rescue workers have uncovered nearly 400 bodies. Read more »
Flooded streets in Regent near Freetown on August 14, 2017.
Sierra Leone: President Asks for Urgent Support for Flood Victims
Al Jazeera, 15 August 2017
The president of Sierra Leone says his country needs "urgent support now" for thousands of people affected by flash flooding and mudslides in and around the capital Freetown. Read more »
Hundreds of people died, and hundreds more are missing after deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone.
- Al Jazeera English
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- 15 August 2017
Sierra Leone appeals for 'urgent' aid for deadly mudslide disaster Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has appealed for "urgent support" ... see more »