Published on 15 Aug 2017

Hundreds dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

A river of mud came out of nowhere and swallowed entire communities, an aid worker said today, after devastating mudslides hit the Sierra Leone capital Freetown. The Red Cross said3,000 people are homeless and almost 400 are now confirmed to have died, but that figure is expected to rise as rescue workers desperately search for people beneath the rubble of their homes.