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Death toll from Sierra Leone mudslides tops 1,000: Local sources

August 28, 2017 11:16 am
Death toll from Sierra Leone mudslides tops 1,000: Local sources

A volunteer and soldiers carry a victim across the mud, days following the partial collapse of a hillside that swept away hundreds of homes in a neighborhood of the capital Freetown on August 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) More than 1,000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that […]

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Sierra Leone buries 461 mudslide victims

August 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Sierra Leone buries 461 mudslide victims

Men bury coffins of mudslide victims on August 17, 2017 at Waterloo cemetery near Freetown, Sierra Leone. (Photo by AFP) Sierra Leone has buried 461 victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital this week, an official at the central morgue said on Friday. […]

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400 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone landslide, 600 still missing

August 16, 2017 5:39 am
400 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone landslide, 600 still missing

Flooded streets are shown in the town of Regent, near the capital, Freetown, in Sierra Leone, on August 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The death toll from massive landslides in Sierra Leone has reached almost 400, with hundreds of others still missing, authorities say. The Red Cross confirmed the toll […]

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Sierra Leone mudslides leave 600 missing: Red Cross

August 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Sierra Leone mudslides leave 600 missing: Red Cross

This handout picture released on August 14, 2017, by Society 4 Climate Change Communication Sierra Leone, shows flooded streets in Regent near Freetown. (Photo by AFP) The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone’s capital was certain to rise on Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and […]

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About 312 people killed in Sierra Leone mudslides

August 14, 2017 10:30 pm
About 312 people killed in Sierra Leone mudslides

At least 312 people have been killed and more than 2,000 left homeless when a mudslide and heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, leaving hospitals struggling to cope. Red Cross spokesman Patrick Massaquoi told AFP the toll could rise further as his team continued to survey disaster areas in […]

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Ebola crisis claimed lives needlessly because the World Health Organisation was scared to sound the alarm

November 24, 2015 1:30 am
Ebola crisis claimed lives needlessly because the World Health Organisation was scared to sound the alarm

  The Kenema Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone. Photo / Red Cross The Ebola crisis claimed lives needlessly because the World Health Organisation was scared to sound the alarm after being criticised for causing panic during the 2009 Swine Flu pandemic, health experts have claimed. An independent panel of […]

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Unlucky Sierra Leone sprinter, who lost entire family to Ebola, now homeless on streets of London

April 9, 2015 3:23 pm
Unlucky Sierra Leone sprinter, who lost entire family to Ebola, now homeless on streets of London

20 year old Jimmy Thoronka, a top sprinter from Sierra Leone who competed at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in August 2014 is now broke, homeless and living illegally on the streets of London. Jimmy vanished after the Games where he competed in the 100-meter relay race after he was […]

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Sierra Leone (country)

December 20, 2012 5:56 am

Sierra Leone (country), independent nation in western Africa, bounded on the north and east by Guinea, on the southeast by Liberia, and on the southwest and west by the Atlantic Ocean. The total area of the country is 71,740 sq km (27,699 sq mi). Freetown is the capital and largest city. II LAND […]

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