On August 14, Sierra Leone woke up to a devastating mudslide that wrecked most of the capital, Free Town, leaving over 400 people dead. The mudslides followed heavy rains that caused a vast chunk of the Sugar Loaf Mountain on the outskirts of Free Town to cave in burying hundreds. The mudslides are the latest disaster to rock the West African nation after a debilitating civil war in the 90s and the 2014 Ebola epidemic that claimed over 4000 lives.

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