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Eight dead in Sierra Leone's landslide, floods

WAM
30 Aug 2022, 19:37 GMT+10

FREETOWN, 30th August, 2022 (WAM) -- Eight people have been killed and more than 800 displaced by torrential rain and a landslide in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, authorities said Monday, warning of further damage as rains continue.

The downpours hit the city over the weekend, causing a landslide Sunday in Looking Town area.

Four men, one woman and a seven-year-old girl died in the landslide, according to the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA).

Two men were also killed in the Mount Aureol and Blackhall Road neighbourhoods when fences collapsed onto buildings, the agency said.

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