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Deadly mudslide in Sierra Leone

A mother who lost her son during the mudslide gets consoled near the entrance of Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A mother who lost her son during the mudslide gets consoled near the entrance of Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A mother who lost her son during the mudslide gets consoled near the entrance of Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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A general view of the mudslide at the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A general view of the mudslide at the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A general view of the mudslide at the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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A man carries an empty coffin at the Paloko cemetery in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A man carries an empty coffin at the Paloko cemetery in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A man carries an empty coffin at the Paloko cemetery in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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A worker is digging graves at the Paloko cemetery in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A worker is digging graves at the Paloko cemetery in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A worker is digging graves at the Paloko cemetery in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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A priest is seen on arrival at the Paloko cemetery in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A priest is seen on arrival at the Paloko cemetery in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A priest is seen on arrival at the Paloko cemetery in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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Workers are digging graves at the Paloko cemetery in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Workers are digging graves at the Paloko cemetery in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Workers are digging graves at the Paloko cemetery in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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Workers take a break after digging graves at the Paloko cemetery in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Workers take a break after digging graves at the Paloko cemetery in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Workers take a break after digging graves at the Paloko cemetery in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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A rescue worker is seen at the scene of the mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A rescue worker is seen at the scene of the mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A rescue worker is seen at the scene of the mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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Rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the Mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Red Cross/Handout via REUTERS

Rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the Mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Red Cross/Handout via REUTERS

Rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the Mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Red Cross/Handout via REUTERS
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People gather in an uncompleted building near the place of the mudslide, in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

People gather in an uncompleted building near the place of the mudslide, in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

People gather in an uncompleted building near the place of the mudslide, in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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A military member directs the crowd at the entrance of Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A military member directs the crowd at the entrance of Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A military member directs the crowd at the entrance of Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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Heavy machines are seen during work at the place of the mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Heavy machines are seen during work at the place of the mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Heavy machines are seen during work at the place of the mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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Two stretchers are placed under a shed in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Two stretchers are placed under a shed in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Two stretchers are placed under a shed in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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A heavy machine is seen during work at the place of the mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A heavy machine is seen during work at the place of the mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A heavy machine is seen during work at the place of the mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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A mother who lost her son during the mudslide reacts near the entrance of Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A mother who lost her son during the mudslide reacts near the entrance of Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A mother who lost her son during the mudslide reacts near the entrance of Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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An ambulance is seen on its way towards the place where mudslide occurred, near the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

An ambulance is seen on its way towards the place where mudslide occurred, near the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

An ambulance is seen on its way towards the place where mudslide occurred, near the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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People walk up the mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone in this still image taken from a video. via Reuters TV

People walk up the mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone in this still image taken from a video. via Reuters TV

People walk up the mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone in this still image taken from a video. via Reuters TV
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Men wearing protective suits carry a coffin at the Connaught Hospital, Sierra Leone in this still image taken from a video. via Reuters TV

Men wearing protective suits carry a coffin at the Connaught Hospital, Sierra Leone in this still image taken from a video. via Reuters TV

Men wearing protective suits carry a coffin at the Connaught Hospital, Sierra Leone in this still image taken from a video. via Reuters TV
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Rescue workers remove the rubble after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

Rescue workers remove the rubble after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

Rescue workers remove the rubble after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry
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Emergency workers are pictured at the central morgue at Connaught hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

Emergency workers are pictured at the central morgue at Connaught hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

Emergency workers are pictured at the central morgue at Connaught hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry
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Rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the Mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Red Cross/Handout via REUTERS

Rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the Mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Red Cross/Handout via REUTERS

Rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the Mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Red Cross/Handout via REUTERS
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Rescue workers and soldiers ride on an ambulance after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

Rescue workers and soldiers ride on an ambulance after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

Rescue workers and soldiers ride on an ambulance after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry
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Residents stand as rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

Residents stand as rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

Residents stand as rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry
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A man helps an injured woman after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

A man helps an injured woman after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

A man helps an injured woman after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry
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People inspect the damage after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

People inspect the damage after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

People inspect the damage after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry
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Residents stand as rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

Residents stand as rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

Residents stand as rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry
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Police officers stand at the site after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Police officers stand at the site after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Police officers stand at the site after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Reuters TV
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Rescue workers are pictured after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. UN/Linnea Van Wagenen/Social Media via REUTERS

Rescue workers are pictured after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. UN/Linnea Van Wagenen/Social Media via REUTERS

Rescue workers are pictured after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. UN/Linnea Van Wagenen/Social Media via REUTERS
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Rescue workers open a road after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

Rescue workers open a road after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

Rescue workers open a road after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry
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Rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

Rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry

Rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ernest Henry
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Rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the Mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Red Cross/Handout via REUTERS

Rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the Mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Red Cross/Handout via REUTERS

Rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the Mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Red Cross/Handout via REUTERS
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Rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the Mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Red Cross/Handout via REUTERS

Rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the Mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Red Cross/Handout via REUTERS

Rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the Mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Red Cross/Handout via REUTERS
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