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>> Nearly 400 bodies have been recovered from a mudslide in Sierra Leone. Rescue operations continue in the outskirts of the capitol, Freetown, as morgues struggle to cope. Witnesses describe corpses lying on the ground until enough space can be found inside, as crowds gather, desperately waiting for news of their loved ones.
The president has encouraged residents nearby to evacuate immediately. That's so the military and rescue workers can continue to dig for survivors under the debris. The mountainside collapse on Monday is one of the deadliest natural disasters Africa has seen in recent years. Dozens of houses are covered in mud.
The government has said there are a number of illegally built structures in the area.>>
> This resident describing how homes and a palm wine bar were all swept away, with people inside. The Red Cross says at least 3,000 people have been left homeless, desperate for shelter, medical help and food.
The chief coroner in Freetown told Reuters that at least 500 bodies are expected to be recovered. The next concern is deadly diseases like cholera and typhoid, which could be carried in contaminated water.