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Photos: Sierra Leone mudslide claims over 300 lives, over 2,000 homeless

Photos: Sierra Leone mudslide claims over 300 lives, over 2,000 homeless

Sierra Leone

The death toll in Sierra Leone mudslide continues to rise with different outfits giving independent accounts of figures.

The most current figure is pegged at over 300 with the AFP citing the Red Cross. The United Nations office in the country had earlier said they were assessing the damage and preparing emergency response.

100s feared dead in Sierra Leone mudslide following heavy rains

The Vice-President Victor Foh told Reuters: “it is likely that hundreds are lying underneath the rubble.” Foh was at the scene of the disaster in the mountain town of regent outside the capital, Freetown.

“The disaster is so serious that myself I feel broken. We are trying to cordon (off) the area and evacuate the people,” he added. Other casualty figures say that over 2,000 people have been rendered homeless as a result of the rains and mudslide.

Photos courtesy: @supckie and Stylish Entertainment Sierra Leone (Facebook)

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