Sierra Leone Mudslide: Over 400 People Dead And 600 Missing (Graphic photo)

Over 400 People Dead and 600 Missing in Sierra Leone Mudslide

Sierra Leone commenced a week of national mourning on Wednesday as rescue workers stepped up their search for victims of the mudslide that ravaged a town outside of Freetown on Monday morning.

Sierra Leone’s president has appealed for urgent help to support the thousands of people affected by a devastating mudslide on the outskirts of the country’s capital.

A national emergency has been declared after the city suffered heavy flooding, thought to be the worst in Africa over the past two decades.

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Also, The Vice President Victor Foh told Reuters at the scene: “It is likely that hundreds are lying dead underneath the rubble.”

See pictures showing some of the devastation left behind by the