Chamorro Diaz almost became another of the dozens killed in Peru by recent floods. She pulled herself out of the mud by building a makeshift bridge out of the rushing debris.
Sierra Leone began a week of mourning for the victims of the mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of capital Freetown. With 600 people still missing, aid groups say it’s a race against time to find survivors.
Sierra Leone has begun Thursday mass burials of the hundreds of victims of the deadly flooding and mudslides that hit Freetown. A third of the victims were children. Red Cross has said about 600 are still missing.
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.
More than 70 people have been killed in Peru after the worst flooding in two decades. Thousands of people have been made homeless and a state of emergency declared in more than 800 cities.
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