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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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Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | Sierra Leone’s president appealed Tuesday for urgent help for the flood-hit capital of Freetown, where more than 300 people are feared dead, as rescue workers continued a grim search for bodies after one of the worst natural disasters to hit the country. The Red Cross …

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312 dead as mudslides, flooding sweep through Sierra Leone capital

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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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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