> A massive mudslide killing more than 200 people in Sierra Leone on Monday, sweeping away homes just outside Freetown, the country's capital. Police and military personnel continuing their search for people trapped in the debris.>> We are coordinating efforts to make sure we get people out.
We have taken a lot of dead bodies. We have not so far taken out anybody alive.>> Witnesses telling Reuters that a mountainside collapsed in the early hours on Monday, burying dozens of homes, including two story buildings. One man who left his home early in the morning to buy bread said he returned to find his wife, children, siblings, and in-laws all dead.
And officials say the death toll is expected to rise.>> The death toll is high, but I cannot give the conclusive figure now.>> Mudslides and floods are common during the rainy season in West Africa, where deforestation and poor town planning has put residents at risk. A Reuters witness saying rescue efforts have been hampered by bad roads and heavy rain.