Mudslide ‘kills hundreds’

FREETOWN (Reuters) – Hundreds of people are believed to have been killed when a mudslide struck the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown yesterday, Vice-President Victor Foh said. The Red Cross put the number of bodies at press time at the central morgue at 179. Earlier, an official at the morgue at Connaught Hospital in Freetown said it had received 70 bodies and police and soldiers were bringing in more. The death toll is expected to rise as more bodies are recovered, Red Cross spokesman Abu Bakarr Tarawallie said. / Khmer Times No Comments Share:
Residents walk through floodwaters past a damaged building in an area of Freetown. AFP

FREETOWN (Reuters) – Hundreds of people are believed to have been killed when a mudslide struck the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown yesterday, Vice-President Victor Foh said. The Red Cross put the number of bodies at press time at the central morgue at 179. Earlier, an official at the morgue at Connaught Hospital in Freetown said it had received 70 bodies and police and soldiers were bringing in more. The death toll is expected to rise as more bodies are recovered, Red Cross spokesman Abu Bakarr Tarawallie said.

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