Solidarity with Sierra Leone citizens #StandWithSierraLeone
A massive landslide hit Sierra Leone and left over 300 people dead and 700 missing!
At least 312 people have been killed and 700 others are missing in the wake of heavy flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone, according to the Red Cross. An estimated 3,000 people had their homes swept away in the disaster, and those numbers could still rise, the Red Cross said.
A hillside on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown collapsed Monday morning after a night of heavy rain, sweeping away houses and turning roads into rivers. Many people were asleep at the time of the landslide, which happened around 6:30 a.m. local time, it is feared that many would still be trapped in their homes.
According to reports 297 bodies have been brought to the overwhelmed city morgue at the Connaught Hospital, including those of 105 men, 83 women and 109 children. A further seven bodies were found at the site on Wednesday morning, raising the death toll to 304 people
A mass burial for the bodies will be held today, Thursday as the search for the other missing bodies continues.
Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea to the north-east, Liberia to the south-east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south-west and has a population of 7,075,641.
We join our African office and the whole of Africa in praying and standing in solidarity with Sierra Leone in this very difficult time!
Many lives have been lost, and others still being recovered, families are traumatized, and the city is grief stricken and the country as a whole is shaken by the whole incident!
We stand in solidarity with Sierra Leone's citizens in this difficult time. Sign this petition to send a message of solidarity to the people of Sierra Leone during this very difficult time!
Watch a video report here : http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/08/16/sierra-leone-mudslide-sevenzo-pkg.cnn