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Threat looms of more mudslides in Sierra Leone amid burials

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.

Sierra Leone warns of more mudslides as rain forecast

Large crack appears on mountainside in Freetown as people asked to evacuate areas still under threat of mudslides.

Hundreds of mudslide victims buried in Sierra Leone, search for hundreds missing goes on

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..

Mass burials begin for 300 Sierra Leone flood victims

11 hours agoNews : The Cutline

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

Hundreds still missing in Sierra Leone mudslide as search intensifies

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 continue after deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

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 »

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors describe shock, anger

First mass burial to take place on Thursday after floods and mudslides kill more than 400 people in Sierra Leone.

Queen Elizabeth sends condolences to victims of Sierra Leone mudslide

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.

Sierra Leone: Mass funerals for mudslide victims

Family members line up in the pouring rain to identify their loved ones’ remains following mudslides and floods.

At least 600 missing in deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

More than 300 people were killed following heavy rains and massive mudslides struck the region Monday

Sierra Leone mourns 100 children among dead in massive flooding

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

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

Mass burials after devastating Sierra Leone mudslide

People rush to bury their dead amid fears of disease outbreak in one of the worst disasters that has killed over 300.

After Sierra Leone mudslide, nation prepares for mass funerals

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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 Prepares for Mass Funerals

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...

Families wait in rain to ID lost loved ones in Sierra Leone

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 »

The curious case of a man detained by ICE who can’t stay, but can’t be sent back either

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 […]

Facing risk of disease, Sierra Leone buries mudslide dead

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.

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