“What We Know So Far About Sierra Leone’s Deadly Mudslide” -Newsweek

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” Hundreds of people have been killed at the end of a hillside close to the capital Freetown collapsed on Monday, sending mud, and water gushing over with unstable residences and burying numerous alive. Thousands have lost their homes, and digging, for survivors and bodies resumed at first of all light on Tuesday morning, as one of the world’s poorest countries seeks to come to terms with its worst natural disaster in living memory. Instagram/dawncharris via Reuters The recovery will likely be slow, for Sierra Leone, which had its infrastructure devastated by the Ebola outbreak of 2014-2016, which killed virtually 4,00 people in the country.

Photographs circulating on social media show bloated corpses floating through the streets on waist-high streams of muddy brown water, while some have had to be got over trees at the end of becoming stuck, the New York Times reported. Sierra Leone is also one of the world’s poorest countries, and only emerged from a brutal civil war that left tens of thousands of people dead in 2002. A man walks under umbrella in water covered street in Freetown, Sierra Leone in this picture obtained from social media, on August 14. A mudslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown has likely killed hundreds of people on August 14.

A spokesman, for Sierra Leone president Ernest Bai Koroma said in a June interview that hillside residences posed a significant risk to both residents, and the wider environment, the New York Times reported….Read The Full Article Here

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