Sierra Leone President declares 7-day national mourning for mudslide victims

By CNC

Added On August 16, 2017

  • Photo taken on Aug. 15, 2017 shows the mudslide site in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared seven days of mourning across the country with immediate effect. The president made the announcement through national TV, the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday after a devastating mudslide early Monday killed nearly 300 people on the outskirts of Freetown. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)

  • People gather at the mudslide site in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Aug. 15, 2017. Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared seven days of mourning across the country with immediate effect. The president made the announcement through national TV, the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday after a devastating mudslide early Monday killed nearly 300 people on the outskirts of Freetown. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)

  • People gather at the mudslide site in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Aug. 15, 2017. Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared seven days of mourning across the country with immediate effect. The president made the announcement through national TV, the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday after a devastating mudslide early Monday killed nearly 300 people on the outskirts of Freetown. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)

  • People gather at the mudslide site in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Aug. 15, 2017. Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared seven days of mourning across the country with immediate effect. The president made the announcement through national TV, the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday after a devastating mudslide early Monday killed nearly 300 people on the outskirts of Freetown. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)

  • People gather at the mudslide site in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Aug. 15, 2017. Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared seven days of mourning across the country with immediate effect. The president made the announcement through national TV, the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday after a devastating mudslide early Monday killed nearly 300 people on the outskirts of Freetown. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)

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