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Sierra Leone


16 Sep, 2015

The country’s government orders people to stay at home after flooding kills four people and damages parts of the capital. Those close to the coast and on hill tops have been asked to move to a safer place as heavy rains are forecast for the next six days. An unknown number of people have been injured and the authorities say they are deploying extra health staff. All operations in the country’s main referral hospital have been cancelled because the theater has been flooded. Emergency accommodation for the homeless has been set up at the national football stadium. The government has requested everyone except schoolchildren taking exams and essential workers to stay at home, although the order is being widely disregarded.

Flash Flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone