286 bodies recovered in Sierra Leone mudslide

Residents save belongings in floodwaters after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent Sierra Leone

Rescue workers have recovered almost 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, the chief coroner said on Tuesday.

Two people were rescued alive from a damaged building on Tuesday, bringing the total number of rescued survivors to 73, according to Rajesh Srivastava, country manager for Sierra Leone Red Cross.

The UK's Department for International Development said on Wednesday that it has offered the government of Sierra Leone humanitarian supplies, including generators and tents. My heart goes out to the people and government of Sierra Leone as well as the serving and former members of the Sierra Leonean National Delegation to the Community Parliament. The only thing she could do was run.

"We will work with the Sierra Leone government to provide more medical aid in the coming weeks", Israel's Ambassador to West Africa, Paul Hirshson, told Anadolu Agency.

"Fellow Sierra Leoneans, this tragedy of great magnitude has once again challenged us to stand by one another", Koroma said.

Red Cross spokesman Patrick Massaquoi said the death toll was 312 but could rise further as his team continued to survey disaster areas in Freetown and tally the number of dead.

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Earlier, Mr Koroma urged people to stay away from the affected areas. There are dead bodies in the water and littering some of the streets, and houses are still under water.

The Freetown morgue had reached capacity on Monday, but bodies kept arriving on Tuesday.

A national emergency has been called and several Christian charities are warning thousands more are still in danger with more than 3,000 homes destroyed and heavy rains expected to continue. That witness say they had lost everything and that they did not have a place to sleep.

There are now fears of an outbreak of waterborne diseases like cholera.

Israel's Ambassador to West Africa Paul Hirschson, who has been tasked with coordinating Israeli assistance in Sierra Leone, tweeted that he was "proud to say" the food was the first worldwide aid to arrive in the country, along with an image of thousands of tins of baked beans. The last major flood hit the country in 2015 when ten people were killed and thousands were left homeless. "By the time we got up water was flowing in and the whole house was flooded", said 36-year-old Salimatu Bangura.

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