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20 August 2017

Sierra Leone mudslide: President declares site zero zone

Following a mudslide that occurred in Sierra Leone capital City Freetown at a community called Regent, the President of the country has declared the site zero zone.

President Bai Koroma suspects similar incidence may occur in the near future that is why he needs to relocate the surviving residents and pull down all structures in the area.

The mountain last Monday dawn came down on resident leaving on and beneath its way after a 7 hour heavy rain fall.

Over 3000 residents have been rendered homeless.

At least 481 victims of the mudslide have been laid to rest, president Koroma said.

Over 600 surviving residents are on admission at various hospitals receiving treatment.

Several properties have been lost to the torrential rain flood.

Ghana Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia who has visited Sierra Lome Saturday to empathize with the residents assured President Ernest Bai Koroma that, Ghana will always stand by his people in such hard times.

Relief items and cash worth $1,000,000 to the Sierra Leone government to support the surviving victims.

Two Air Force plane full of relief items from Ghana has been handed over to Sierra Leone vice President Victor Foh by Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

Another relief items is expected to arrive at Lungi International Airport Sunday afternoon, Ghana National Disaster Management Organization’s Eric Nana Agyemang Prempeh tells Adom TV News Nana Sefa Hwenebobo.

Meanwhile Ghanaian based corporate entities have also brought relief items that the Airforce flight would have to convey about sixteen times to Sierra Leone.

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