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Hundreds missing in Sierra Leone mudslide

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Hundreds missing in Sierra Leone mudslide

- At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, a spokesman for the president has told the BBC. President Ernest Bai Koroma earlier pleaded for “urgent support”, saying entire communities had been wiped out. Nearly 400 people are confirmed dead after a mudslide in the Regent area and floods elsewhere in Freetown on Monday
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Sierra Leone mudslide: At least 600 still missing in Freetown

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Sierra Leone mudslide: At least 600 still missing in Freetown

- At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, a spokesman for the president has told the BBC. President Ernest Bai Koroma earlier pleaded for "urgent support", saying entire communities had been wiped out. Nearly 400 people are confirmed dead after a mudslide in the Regent area and floods elsewhere in Freetown on Monday
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Hundreds of people are dead after the Sierra Leone landslide. Here's how it happened.

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Hundreds of people are dead after the Sierra Leone landslide. Here's how it happened.

- Angela Fritz, The Washington Post. Published 3:05 pm, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 In the early morning hours Monday, a deadly landslide came crashing down and a torrent of dirty brown flood water filled the streets in the capital of Sierra Leone. According to the Red Cross, more than 600 people are missing and at least 300 are dead in the aftermath
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Mortuaries overwhelmed as mudslide, flooding kill more than 300 in Sierra Leone's capital

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Mortuaries overwhelmed as mudslide, flooding kill more than 300 in Sierra Leone's capital

- The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing. Authorities have said more than 300 people were killed in and around Freetown on Monday (Tuesday NZ Time) following heavy rains
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At least 600 missing in deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

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At least 600 missing in deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

- FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing. Authorities have said more than 300 people were killed in and around Freetown on Monday following heavy rains
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At least 600 missing in deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

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At least 600 missing in deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

- FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing. Authorities have said more than 300 people were killed in and around Freetown on Monday following heavy rains
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At least 600 missing in deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

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At least 600 missing in deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

- The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing. Authorities have said more than 300 people were killed in and around Freetown on Monday following heavy rains
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At least 600 missing after Sierra Leone mudslides 'swallowed entire communities'

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At least 600 missing after Sierra Leone mudslides 'swallowed entire communities'

- Authorities are racing against time to help those affected to survive and cope with loss. . . At least 600 missing after Sierra Leone mudslides 'swallowed entire communities' Authorities are racing against time to help those affected to survive and cope with loss At least 600 missing after Sierra Leone mudslides 'swallowed entire communities' Authorities are racing against time to help those affected to survive and cope with loss The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone’s capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes
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At least 600 missing after Sierra Leone mudslides 'swallowed entire communities'

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At least 600 missing after Sierra Leone mudslides 'swallowed entire communities'

- Authorities are racing against time to help those affected to survive and cope with loss. . . At least 600 missing after Sierra Leone mudslides 'swallowed entire communities' Authorities are racing against time to help those affected to survive and cope with loss At least 600 missing after Sierra Leone mudslides 'swallowed entire communities' Authorities are racing against time to help those affected to survive and cope with loss The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone’s capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes
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At least 600 missing after Sierra Leone mudslides 'swallowed entire communities'

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At least 600 missing after Sierra Leone mudslides 'swallowed entire communities'

- Authorities are racing against time to help those affected to survive and cope with loss. . . At least 600 missing after Sierra Leone mudslides 'swallowed entire communities' Authorities are racing against time to help those affected to survive and cope with loss At least 600 missing after Sierra Leone mudslides 'swallowed entire communities' Authorities are racing against time to help those affected to survive and cope with loss The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone’s capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes
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At least 600 missing in deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

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At least 600 missing in deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

- FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing. Authorities have said more than 300 people were killed in and around Freetown on Monday following heavy rains
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Photos: 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslide

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Photos: 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslide

- The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing. As featured on FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes
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At least 600 missing after Sierra Leone mudslides 'swallowed entire communities'

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At least 600 missing after Sierra Leone mudslides 'swallowed entire communities'

- Authorities are racing against time to help those affected to survive and cope with loss. . . At least 600 missing after Sierra Leone mudslides 'swallowed entire communities' Authorities are racing against time to help those affected to survive and cope with loss At least 600 missing after Sierra Leone mudslides 'swallowed entire communities' Authorities are racing against time to help those affected to survive and cope with loss The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone’s capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes
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Photos: 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslide

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Photos: 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslide

- The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing. As featured on FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes
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The Latest: 600 estimated missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

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The Latest: 600 estimated missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

- FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The Latest on deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone (all times local): The Red Cross estimates that 600 people are still missing as the death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital is certain to rise. Bodies have begun washing up on a beach in Freetown. Workers continue to search for an untold number of people buried in their homes
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Nog 600 vermisten na modderstroom Sierra Leone

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Nog 600 vermisten na modderstroom Sierra Leone

- FREETOWN - Na de aardverschuiving en modderstromen in Sierra Leone worden volgens het Rode Kruis nog zeker zeshonderd mensen vermist. Lokale media meldden dat ruim 350 mensen om het leven zijn gekomen, waaronder meer dan honderd kinderen.
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More than 200 killed in Sierra Leone as mudslide sweeps away homes

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More than 200 killed in Sierra Leone as mudslide sweeps away homes

- A mudslide killed more than 200 people on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown on Monday, sweeping away homes and leaving residents desperate for news of missing family members. The Red Cross said at least 205 bodies had been taken to the central morgue in Freetown. Police and military personnel were at the scene in the mountain town of Regent searching for people trapped in the debris
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Red Cross confirms 200 killed in Sierra Leone mudslide

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Red Cross confirms 200 killed in Sierra Leone mudslide

- A mudslide killed more than 200 people on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown on Monday. It swept away homes and leaving residents desperate for news of missing family members. The Red Cross said at least 205 bodies had been taken to the central morgue in Freetown. Police and military personnel were at the scene in the mountain town of Regent searching for people trapped in the debris
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  • Hundreds missing in Sierra Leone mudslide
    Hundreds missing in Sierra Leone mudslide

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    At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, a spokesman for the president has told the BBC. President Ernest Bai Koroma earlier pleaded for “urgent support”, saying entire communities had been wiped out. Nearly 400 people are confirmed dead after a mudslide in the Regent area and floods elsewhere in Freetown on Monday
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  • Ghana to play Kenya, Sierra Leone in Afcon 2019 qualifiers
    Ghana to play Kenya, Sierra Leone in Afcon 2019 qualifiers

    , goal.com

    The Black Stars will also take on the Ethiopia in the qualifying round of Cameroon 2019 according to draws made by Caf on Thursday. Ghana have been handed a relatively easy group in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers where they will meet Kenya, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia in Group F following the draws held by the Confederation of African Football in Libreville, Gabon on Thursday. The Black Stars
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Health

  • Ebola nurse says she is going BACK to Sierra Leone for first time since catching deadly virus
    Ebola nurse says she is going BACK to Sierra Leone for first time since catching deadly virus

    , mirror.co.uk

    Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey is returning to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting the killer virus there. Ms Cafferkey contracted Ebola in 2014 and has suffered a series of further health scares due to complications linked to the disease. At one stage she was close to death. The 41-year-old also faced disciplinary proceedings over events surrounding her return to the UK for which she was later cleared
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  • Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Sing Message of Hope in America
    Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Sing Message of Hope in America

    , voanews.com

    SOUTH ORANGE, NEW JERSEY — Musician Ashade Pearce plays songs about being a refugee in West Africa, and he has a message for U.S. President Donald Trump. "Not all refugees are bad," the guitarist with Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars said before a recent performance in a New York City suburb. "You should not judge everybody the same. "The righteous should not suffer for the wicked," the 60-year-old artist, his
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Science & Nature

  • At least 200 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides and flooding
    At least 200 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides and flooding

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — 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 with the rescue operation in the West African nation
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