Sierra Leone flooding death toll rises to 180: hospital source

No space to lay the dead because of the overwhelming number of corpses being brought, says local hospital technician


Afp August 14, 2017
PHOTO: AFP

FREETOWN: The death toll from massive flooding and a mudslide that have hit Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, rose to 180 on Monday, a hospital source told AFP.

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Mohamed Sinneh, a morgue technician at Freetown's Connaught Hospital, said "at least" 180 bodies had been received, leaving no space to lay the dead because of the "overwhelming" number of corpses being brought to the facility.

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