More than 400 people confirmed dead after Sierra Leone mudslides

UN agencies rushing aid to more than 3000 displaced in flood-hit Sierra Leone

The death toll from devastating floods in Sierra Leone has climbed to more than 400 people with hundreds still missing in the stricken capital.

The government has hired 600 gravediggers for burials in a cemetery were victims of the 2014 Ebola outbreak are buried.

Kenyatta said the spirit of African solidarity remains strong and has assured President Ernest Bai Koroma that Kenya will provide any necessary assistance. I spoke to one lady who lost nearly her entire family during the Ebola crisis.

Mr Benjamin Abanqua, the Director of Operations of Letap Pharmaceuticals, said the organisation deemed it necessary to support "our friends of Sierra Leone in this unfortunate incidence".

"I lost my sister and mother". He also bemoaned the story of six innocent children who went to study in the home of one of their brightest colleagues, and the young man who was due to get married today, saying that they all had their plans for the next day but were swept away from their sleep onto untimely deaths. In 2015, 10 people died and thousands were displaced by floods that lashed Freetown during the monsoon.

The government has warned residents to evacuate a mountainside where a large crack has opened. Large-scale burials have begun as an estimated 600 people remain missing.

He added: "The rains are still pending and there is a possibility that we will have another incident". "We would rather have structures falling down without people in them". Incongruously, on the same hillsides, near swaths stripped bare by the surging mud, fully intact homes still stand, with untouched, lush vegetation.

Jalloh and her surviving family members are among them.

According to preliminary results of site assessments conducted by the Sierra Leone National Security Office and the United Nations Interagency Rapid Response Team, 1,039 households from several neighbourhoods in Freetown and 100 individuals now in a mountain cut shelter were affected by floods and landslides.

"Children have been left homeless, vulnerable and terrified".

Some critics accuse the government of not learning from past disasters in a city where many poor areas are near sea level and lack good drainage.

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