Hundreds Dead, Thousands Still Missing in Sierra Leone Mudslide
Authorities in Sierra Leone say 270 bodies have been recovered so far from the site of Monday’s deadly mudslide in Freetown, and thousands more are still missing. At least 100 homes were hit when the hillside in Regent, near the capital, collapsed at 6 a.m. local time. Nearby buildings were completely submerged in the mud flow. “This tragedy of great magnitude has once again challenged us to come together, to stand by each other and to help one another,” said President Ernest Bai Koroma, who declared a national emergency.