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Flooding, mudslides claim more than 300 lives in Sierra Leone

By Courtney Spamer, AccuWeather

Repeated plumes of moisture brought torrential rain to the west African country of Sierra Leone this week, claiming the lives of more than 300 people in and around the capital of Freetown, according to the Associated Press.

An estimated 600 people are still missing.

The rain fell at its heaviest on Sunday and Sunday night across the western coast of the country, where Freetown is located.

A partial collapse of Sugar Loaf mountain occurred around 6 a.m. local time on Monday, according to BBC. The mudslide buried homes in the Regent area of Freetown.



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