Mass burials held for unidentified Sierra Leone mudslide victims

Mass burials held for unidentified Sierra Leone mudslide victims

Hundreds of bodies have been removed from the mortuary in Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown overnight after devastating mudslides. There is now serious concern that diseases like cholera or typhoid could spread, and so the priority is for burials to take place as soon as possible. Taxis and ambulances arrive at the morgue, with coffins and flowers in the back. The bodies that have been identified will get the dignity of a private funeral service….

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Massive mudslides killed hundred in Sierra Leone

Massive mudslides killed hundred in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has been “gripped by grief” after massive mudslides near the capital city of Freetown, the country’s President said in a speech to the West African nation. Hundreds of people are feared dead after landslides swept through the outskirts of the rain-soaked city early Monday, according to government officials and aid agencies. A spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sierra Leone said authorities have recovered the bodies of 205 people…

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