Landslides and mudslides

Volunteers bury coffins during a mass funeral for victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent at a cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The government has begun burying the hundreds of people killed earlier this week in mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital, and it warned Thursday of new danger from a large crack that has opened on a mountainside where residents were told to evacuate. (AP Photo/Manika Kamara)
August 18, 2017 - 4:43 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — More than 400 bodies have been pulled from the debris of Sierra Leone's mudslides as burials and recovery efforts pressed on Friday amid the threat of further disaster. The U.N. humanitarian agency put the death toll at 409 after the flooding and mudslides in the West...
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Family of victims of heavy flooding and mudslides that killed more than 300 people in Regent wait to identify their bodies at Connaught hospital morgue in Sierra Leone, Freetown, Wednesday, Aug. 16 , 2017. The death toll is expected to rise as search efforts continue, and the risk of further mudslides remains. (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara)
August 17, 2017 - 1:27 pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The government has begun burying the 350 people killed earlier this week in mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital, and it warned Thursday of new danger from a large crack that has opened on a mountainside where residents were told to evacuate. Another 600 people remained...
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Family of victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent wait to identify their bodies at Connaught hospital morgue in Sierra Leone, Freetown, Wednesday, Aug. 16 , 2017. Family members lined up in the pouring rain to identify their loved ones’ remains following mudslides and floods in the capital that killed more than 300 people. The death toll is expected to rise as search efforts continue, and the risk of further mudslides remains. (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara)
August 17, 2017 - 8:33 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Burials continued Thursday for the hundreds of victims of deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital as the threat of more rain and further landslides loomed, hurting recovery efforts. Queen Elizabeth II expressed her sadness over the disaster that has killed more than...
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Family of victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent wait to identify their bodies at Connaught hospital morgue in Sierra Leone, Freetown, Wednesday, Aug. 16 , 2017. Family members lined up in the pouring rain to identify their loved ones’ remains following mudslides and floods in the capital that killed more than 300 people. The death toll is expected to rise as search efforts continue, and the risk of further mudslides remains. (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara)
August 17, 2017 - 7:00 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Mass burials continued Thursday for the hundreds of victims of deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital as the threat of more rain loomed, hurting recovery efforts. Queen Elizabeth II expressed her sadness over the disaster that has killed more than 300 people. Some...
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Family of victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent wait to identify their bodies at Connaught hospital morgue in Sierra Leone, Freetown, Wednesday, Aug. 16 , 2017. Family members lined up in the pouring rain to identify their loved ones’ remains following mudslides and floods in the capital that killed more than 300 people. The death toll is expected to rise as search efforts continue, and the risk of further mudslides remains. (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara)
August 17, 2017 - 6:33 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Mass burials were set to begin Thursday for the hundreds of victims of deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital as the threat of more rain loomed. Queen Elizabeth II expressed her sadness over the disaster that has killed more than 300 people. Some 600 are thought to...
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Hawa Stevens, who claim she lost 28 family members following heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent cries as she speaks to Journalist outside Connaught hospital morgue in Sierra Leone, Freetown, Wednesday, Aug. 16 , 2017. Hawa Stevens spoke through tears of the 28 family members she lost after heavy rains and mudslides swept in and around Sierra Leone's capital, killing hundreds and leaving hundreds more missing as rescue teams fought to save them. "I can't believe my eyes….mother, father, sisters, brothers, cousins and other family members all gone. My life has been shattered. Where will I start? …please help me God," she cried out. (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara)
August 16, 2017 - 3:58 pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Hawa Stevens spoke through tears of the 28 family members she lost after surging mudslides and floodwaters swept through Sierra Leone's capital, killing hundreds and leaving hundreds more missing. "Mother, father, sisters, brothers, cousins all gone. My life has been...
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Volunteers search for bodies from the scene of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent, just outside of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. Tuesday, Aug. 15 , 2017. Survivors of deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital are vividly describing the disaster as President Ernest Bai Koroma says the nation is in a "state of grief." (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara)
August 16, 2017 - 7:53 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's government is urging family members to identify their loved ones' remains following mudslides and floods in the capital that have killed more than 300 people. In a statement Wednesday, President Ernest Bai Koroma's office asked relatives to come to the...
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Rescue workers carry the body of a victim from the site of a mudslide in Regent, east of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Mudslides and torrential flooding has killed many people in and around Sierra Leone's capital early Monday following heavy rains, with many victims thought to be trapped in homes buried under tons of mud. (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara)
August 15, 2017 - 9:44 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing. Authorities...
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Rescue workers carry the body of a victim from the site of a mudslide in Regent, east of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Mudslides and torrential flooding has killed many people in and around Sierra Leone's capital early Monday following heavy rains, with many victims thought to be trapped in homes buried under tons of mud. (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara)
August 15, 2017 - 7:58 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. Authorities have said more than 300 people were killed in and around...
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Rescue workers carry the body of a victim from the site of a mudslide in Regent, east of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Mudslides and torrential flooding has killed many people in and around Sierra Leone's capital early Monday following heavy rains, with many victims thought to be trapped in homes buried under tons of mud. (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara)
August 15, 2017 - 6:56 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. Authorities say more than 300 were killed in and around Freetown on Monday following heavy rains. Many...
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