Witness describes 'disaster' in Sierra Leone's Freetown

Heavy flooding and mudslide hit outskirts of capital Freetown, leaving hospitals struggling to cope with deadly incident.

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    Hundreds of people are feared dead after a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, officials and witnesses say.

    Sierra Leone Vice President Victor Foh has said many people are still buried underneath the debris.

    Speaking to Al Jazeera, Ishmeal Alfred Charles of the Healey International Relief Foundation, Freetown, described the situation as "disastrous", saying that many houses have been "wiped away" by the rushing mudslide.


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