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Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | The death toll from a mudslide and flooding that struck Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown has reached 441, the government said on Saturday. “Four hundred and forty-one corpses (were) buried as at yesterday,” the deputy minister of information and communication, Cornelius Deveaux, told AFP, adding that …

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Fears for 600 still missing in Sierra Leone floods

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | Concerns shifted Wednesday to the estimated 600 people still missing and thousands made homeless in Sierra Leone by deadly floods in the capital, as it emerged that at least a third of those killed were children. The United Nations said Tuesday that it was evaluating …

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Rescuers resume grim search for dead in flooded Freetown

  Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP |  Rescue workers resumed the grim task Tuesday of pulling bodies from destroyed houses and muddy pools in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, where more than 300 people have died in flooding and mudslides. The government has promised relief to the more than 3,000 people …

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SIERRA LEONE: 312 dead as mudslides sweep Freetown

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown, leaving excavators to pull bodies from rubble and overwhelming the city’s morgues. An AFP journalist saw several homes submerged in Regent village, …

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