Hundreds Feared Dead in Sierra Leone Mudslide

Author:
Al Jazeera English
Publisher:
Al Jazeera English
Publication Date:
14 August 2017
Tags:
Sierra Leone, Climate

Hundreds of people are feared dead after a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, with authorities saying they are struggling to cope with the rising number of bodies. Heavy rains triggered a mudslide which buried dozens of homes in a part of Freetown. The government says many people are still buried underneath the debris. Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports.


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