Over 200 people have died due to heavy rainfall and flooding in Sierra Leone, a media report said. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud, BBC reported.
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The military and the police were engaged in a rescue mission and the number of fatalities was likely to increase, officials said.
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Images posted on Twitter showed people wading through streets, waist-deep in muddy water following the downpour in and around Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.
People walk up the mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone August 15, 2017 in this still image taken from a video.
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Gushing water is seen in the town of Foulah, following a mudslide on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone, in this still image obtained from a social media video taken August 14, 2017. Video taken August 14, 2017.