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>> There's little time for mourning, as Sierra Leone rushes to bury its dead. Hundreds of residents queued in Freetown on Wednesday to identify victims of a deadly mudslide, amid fears that the decomposing bodies could lead to a public health emergency.>>
> Nearly 400 people have been confirmed dead after a mudslide and flooding swept away homes in Regent, a town on the edge of the capital, on Monday.
Families were summoned to the morgue after the government said all unidentified bodies would be buried by Friday. Transported to a cemetery where victims of the Ebola outbreak that ravaged this country a few years ago are buried. Emergency response teams have raced to dig out survivors and bodies, but many are still feared trapped under mud and rubble.
Aid workers have said that there is a high risk of disease outbreaks such as cholera. Cars and people coming to a standstill in Freetown on Thursday, a minute of silence to remember the dead. But for relatives and health workers, there's no time to stand still.