Sierra Leone mudslide: Families rush to identify victims

Nearly 400 people are reported dead and 600 are still unaccounted for as rescue efforts continue in the capital, Freetown, following the devastating mudslide three days ago.

Our reporter Umaru Fofana, who visited the scene of the mudslide this morning, has said he was “drenched in tears” and almost overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster.

The authorities have said that mass burials will not take place today, contrary to previous reports.

Meanwhile, Focus on Africa’s Mohammed Fajah Barrie has been speaking to some of the victims about their loss


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