Activation time (UTC): 2017-08-15 16:05:00
Event time (UTC): 2017-08-14 23:55:00
Event type: Mass movement (Mudflow)
More than 300 people have been killed in Freetown after houses are submerged by mudflows and rivers after a mudslide and heavy flooding in Freetown, Regent area, Sierra Leone. However, a precise death toll is not yet clear and is likely to rise as many people might have been asleep when the mudslide happened in the early hours of Monday. An estimated 2,000 people have also been made homeless after heavy rains caused properties to disappear under water. Flash floods are reported in 13 communities of the capital area. Heavy rains on 15-16 Aug might lead to further severe flooding.
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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2017): Mudflow in Freetown, Sierra Leone (2017-08-15). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/404c3947-f1a4-4b46-a45f-7cb0819457bb
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