Sierra leone mudslide 400 bodies recovered hundreds missing, injured in mudslide disaster
Bodies of victims of the mudslide in Sierra Leone have been recovered from rivers after hundreds of people were reported missing in the worst mudslide disaster in the East African nation’s history.
A local government official confirmed to AFP that the bodies of the dead were being recovered from the rivers of Sierra Leone’s Tana River, which flows into the Indian Ocean, where water is especially hazardous.
In total, 200,000 people are estimated to have perished or been injured by the April 14-15 mudslide.
Officials say an estimated 15,000 homes, businesses, and government buildings have been damaged, but there are many others missing or unaccounted for.
Officials have said there are around 100,000 people living in coastal areas devastated by the mudslide.
The tragedy came amid renewed pressure on President Ernest Bai Koroma to do more to r우리카지노ebuild damaged infrastructure and aid surv바카라사이트ivors after a series of storms swept through the country since mid-April.
A number of UN and international organisations have alre바카라ady appealed for the government to take immediate action to restore power and water supply and build more housing and schools.