Nearly 400 people have died and 600 more are still missing in a mudslide in the Regent area of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital. The mudslide happened on Monday 14th August after three days of rain. The UN have said that “contingency plans are being put in place to mitigate any potential outbreak of waterborne diseases such as cholera, typhoid and diarrhoea.”
President Koroma has said that “Entire communities have been wiped out. We need urgent support now.” Mass burials are planned in order to take off pressure from the local mortuaries.