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.

Flooded streets in Regent near Freetown on August 14, 2017.

Hundreds of people died, and hundreds more are missing after deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone.



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