Mudslide kills more than 200 in Sierra Leone

By REUTERS
August 15, 2017 04:27
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Rescue teams searched for hundreds of people missing after a mudslide killed more than 200 on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital on Monday.

The Red Cross said at least 205 bodies had been taken to the central morgue in Freetown. Police and military personnel were at the scene in the mountain town of Regent searching for people trapped in the debris.

The death toll is expected to rise as more bodies are recovered, a Red Cross spokesman said.


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