Sierra Leone, Africa, Mudslide Victims

More than 300 people died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, after a mudslide struck the area in and around Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, in western Africa, according to the Red Cross.

The mudslide resulted from heavy rains overnight and left an estimated 2,000 people or more homeless after entire dwellings were swept away or submerged.

The BBC reported that Sierra Leone's Vice-President Victor Bockarie Foh said it was "likely that hundreds are lying dead."

Foh told the Reuters news agency that the mudslide was "so serious that I myself feel broken."

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