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Search for survivors and bodies resume in Sierra Leone, following mudslides disaster

The desperate dig for survivors have resumed in Sierra Leone’s capital, after mudslides and floods claimed the lives of more than three hundred people.

Report say Many of the victims were asleep when the disaster occurred.

Hundreds of rescue workers have mobilized to the affected areas in search for survivors of the disasters.
About three thousand people are estimated to have lost their homes following the after mudslides and floods collapsed Loaf Mountain following heavy rain.

In the worst hit area, the Regent district, where dozens of houses were submerged when the hillside collapsed those who survived spoke of the family members they had lost – or still hoped to find alive.

A charity worker for the Healey Relief Foundation and Caritas Freetown, Ishmeal Charles, told newsmen that words could not describe the scale of the tragedy in the affected areas

In a televised address, Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma urged people to stay away from the affected areas and assured the victims of his government readiness to tackle the situation and in collaboration with development partners

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