• More Than 300 Killed in Sierra Leone Mudslides

      “We need urgent support now.” So said Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma, pleading with the international community after seeing that “entire communities have been wiped out” in the country’s capital, Freetown.

      Early Monday, days of torrential rains caused the collapse of a heavily populated hillside, but the scale of the devastation is only lately becoming clear, with nearly 400 confirmed dead and more than 600 still missing.

      Now the nation’s scrambling to avoid a cholera outbreak from contaminated water as mourners prepare for a mass burial planned for today.

Sources: WSJ (Sub),NYT,BBC

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