Sierra Leone Mudslide Death Toll Nears 500; 600 More Reported Missing

Rescue workers have found the bodies of nearly 500 victims of last week’s catastrophic mudslide near Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. Victims are being buried near the site is near where over 4,000 Ebola victims were buried.

This mudslide is undeniably Africa’s deadliest flood-related disaster in years. The side of Mount Sugar Loaf collapsed Monday burying part of Regent town.

The Red cross estimates nearly 600 people currently missing.

Rescue workers are working tirelessly to bury victims before bodily fluids contaminate the water supply.

“We are doing all we can to ensure cholera does not break out,” Samuel Turay, an official at the health ministry, told Reuters.

There is still a threat of deadly landslides as the rain continues in west and central Africa.


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