Mudslide in mountain town of Regent, on outskirts of capital Freetown, turns streets into churning rivers

Hundreds of people are likely to have been killed in a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the country’s vice-president has said.

“It is likely that hundreds are lying dead underneath the rubble,” Victor Foh told Reuters at the scene of the mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, adding that a number of buildings had been erected illegally in the area.

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