FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The president joined with families in paying final respects Thursday to victims of this week's mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone's capital, while the government warned residents to evacuate a mountainside where a large crack opened.
Large crack appears on mountainside in Freetown as people asked to evacuate areas still under threat of mudslides.
FREETOWN, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Burials began on Thursday for 300 people killed in Sierra Leone's mudslide while the search for hundreds of others missing..
Sierra Leone buried at least 300 victims of devastating floods on Thursday, as fears grew of more mudslides and accusations of government "inaction" over deforestation and poor urban planning mounted. With the aim of clearing the overflowing...Show More Summary
Soldiers and volunteers equipped with shovels and pickaxes dug through the perilous site of a mudslide in Sierra Leone on Thursday in search of hundreds of bodies that may still be buried days after the incident.
Burials continued Thursday for the hundreds of victims of deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital as the threat of more rain and further landslides loomed, hurting recovery efforts. Queen Elizabeth … Click to Continue »
First mass burial to take place on Thursday after floods and mudslides kill more than 400 people in Sierra Leone.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth sent her deepest sympathies to hundreds of victims of a mudslide in Sierra Leone that swept away homes on the edge of country's capital city in one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory.
Family members line up in the pouring rain to identify their loved ones’ remains following mudslides and floods.
More than 300 people were killed following heavy rains and massive mudslides struck the region Monday
Sierra Leone began a week of mourning Wednesday as it emerged that 105 children were among more than 300 people who perished in mudslides and torrential flooding, in one of the country's worst natural disasters. With 600 people still missing in Freetown, President Ernest Bai Koroma described the humanitarian challenge ahead as "overwhelming". Show More Summary
People rush to bury their dead amid fears of disease outbreak in one of the worst disasters that has killed over 300.
More than 600 people are missing, the Red Cross said. The Interior Ministry estimates the number of missing at more than 1,000.
Sierra Leone's government urged family members to come to the capital's overwhelmed mortuary Wednesday to identify their loved ones' remains as the West African nation prepared to bury hundreds of mudslide and flood victims, the AP reports. Crews continued the grim work of extracting bodies from tons of debris after...
Hawa Stevens spoke through tears of the 28 family members she lost after surging mudslides and floodwaters swept through Sierra Leone's capital, killing hundreds and leaving hundreds more missing as … Click to Continue »
An immigrant from Sierra Leone — who could face indefinite imprisonment in Pennsylvania because his native government won’t take him back — is arguing for his release from immigration detention, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency Tuesday. Lawyers for […]
FREETOWN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Facing the threat of disease, Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory.