• President Aug 20, 2017

    Hospital Officials: Nearly 500 Dead in Sierra Leone Mudslides

    Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week, as hospital officials announced the toll had risen to nearly 500 bodies collected. More than 600 people remain missing and rescue officials have warned that the chances of finding survivors are decreasing each day. The death toll earlier stood at...

  • President Aug 16, 2017

    Families Wait in Rain to ID Lost Loved Ones in Sierra Leone

    Hawa Stevens spoke through tears of the 28 family members she lost after surging mudslides and floodwaters swept through Sierra Leone’s capital, killing hundreds and leaving hundreds more missing as rescue teams fought in vain to save them. “Mother, father, sisters, brothers, cousins all gone. My life has been shattered. … Please help me God,” she sobbed as she waited...

  • The Associated Press Aug 15, 2017

    ‘My Family Is Gone': Hundreds Dead or Missing in Sierra Leone Mudslides

    Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her. The only thing she could do was run. She was one of the survivors, those who managed to escape the surging mudslides and floodwaters in and around Sierra Leone’s capital that killed more than 300 people, many of them trapped...

  • Sierra Leone Aug 14, 2017

    At Least 300 Dead in Sierra Leone Mudslides and Flooding

    Mudslides and torrential flooding killed at least 200 people in and around Sierra Leone’s capital early Monday following heavy rains, with many victims trapped in homes buried under tons of mud. Survivors and volunteers dug through the mud and debris at times with their bare hands in a desperate search for missing relatives, and military personnel were deployed to help...

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