Many of the victims lived at the bottom of a hillside that collapsed following heavy rain and flooding. The military has been deployed and rescue operations are ongoing.
The election of Julius Bio as president is a vote against corruption and other issues that plagued Sierra Leone in the last decade. It's also a major victory for the people, says Abu-Bakarr Jalloh.
Samura Kamara, the losing All People's Congress presidential candidate, will dispute the Sierra Leone election results. Kamara narrowly lost the presidency to Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People's Party.
The country will choose a new president on Saturday in a final runoff between Samura Kamara and Julius Maada Bio following a delay instigated by fraud allegations from the ruling party.
The election campaign has been marred by deadly attacks, pointed rhetoric and at least one legal challenge. The election is expected to hinge on the diamond-rich Kono region in the east.
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