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14/08/2017 Sierra Leone mudslides

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Hundreds feared dead in Sierra Leone mudslide

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Sierra Leone mudslide survivor tells his harrowing story

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Hundreds feared dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

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Sierra Leone appeals for 'urgent' aid for deadly mudslide disaster

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Landslides in Sierra Leone Kill Hundreds

On the morning of August 14, 2017, significant mudflow events occurred in and around the capital city of Freetown in Sierra Leone. Following three days of torrential rainfall, mass wasting of mud and debris damaged or destroyed hundreds of buildings in the city, killing 1,141 people and leaving more than 3,000 homeless.
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