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.
It's been over three months since flash floods and a mudslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone, left 1,141 dead or reported missing. Of the 6,000 persons affected, many continue to live in temporary shelters.
Schools in Sierra Leone have reopened more than a month after a mudslide devastated communities around Freetown. But not all students can return as many schools are still being used as temporary shelters.
A mudslide devastated the capital, Freetown, three weeks ago. Life is slowly returning to normal, but residents of the areas most affected are still coming to terms with what happened, as Olivia Acland reports.
Sierra Leone's president has appealed for urgent help after torrential rain triggered massive mudslides in the capital, Freetown. Rescue workers have uncovered nearly 400 bodies.
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