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400 bodies found from Sierra Leone mudslide

MNA International Desk: Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, reported news agency on Tuesday.

Dozens of houses were buried when a mountainside collapsed in the town of Regent on Monday morning—one of the deadliest natural disasters in Africa in recent years.

President Ernest Bai Koroma urged residents of Regent and other flooded areas around Freetown to evacuate immediately so that military personnel and other rescue workers could continue to search for survivors who might be buried underneath debris.

Hundreds of other people are missing, chief coroner Seneh Dumbuya said. The burials are expected to take place on Thursday, government spokesman Cornelius Deveaux said.

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