President Ernest Bai Koroma urged residents of Regent and other flooded areas around Freetown to evacuate immediately so that military personnel and other rescue workers could continue to search for survivors that might be buried underneath debris.
Dozens of houses were covered in mud when a mountainside collapsed in the town of Regent on Monday morning (August 14), one of the deadliest natural disasters in Africa in recent years.
Bodies have continued to arrive at the city’s central morgue. Corpses are lying on the floor and on the ground outside because the morgue is overloaded, a Reuters witness said.
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