“Currently rescue operations are under way,” the government said in a statement. “On this sad occasion, the government addresses its deepest condolences to the victims’ families.”
The government initially said five people were killed with around 10 others injured.
However a senior police source later said eight had died, and a second official said the government was preparing to raise its death toll after three additional bodies were recovered.
The threat of deadly landslides is growing in west and central Africa as rainfall, deforestation and urban populations rise, experts say.
Sierra Leone Times Wednesday 23rd August 2017