400 killed in serrier Leone floods.

 400 killed in serrier Leone floods.

The death toll from devastating floods in Sierra Leone has climed to more than 400 people with hundreds still missing in the stricken capital.
The Red Cross put the death toll at 409 after flooding and mudslides shook Freetown on Monday morning.
"Today we are counting more than 400 people dead," Elhadj As Sy, secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, told reporters in Geneva.
Jens Laerke, spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva, said the toll "may rise", noting the number of people still missing.
The UN humanitarian agency said it still hopes to find survivors "but the chances are getting smaller every day".
People continue to search through tons of mud and debris amid the remains of mangled buildings.
Sobbing and covering their noses from the stench, relatives stepped around corpses lying on the ground outside the morgue, which was overwhelmed, as the sheets covering them were lifted.
"I came to identify my uncle in particular, but I couldn't find him," said 30-year-old Hawanatu Sesay, after her turn came to look through the morgue.
More than 300 victims were buried on Thursday in a ceremony in the nearby town of Waterloo, laid to rest alongside victims of the country's last crisis, Ebola. Around a third of them were children.
"The water took away my mother and sister and they have buried them today. That's why we are here, to mourn and go back home," said one survivor, Zainab Kargbo.

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