August 15, 2017 / 7:10 PM / 2 years ago

Nearly 400 bodies uncovered from Sierra Leone mudslide: coroner

Rescue workers search for survivors after a mudslide in the Mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone, August 14, 2017. Sierra Leone Red Cross/Handout via REUTERS

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Rescue workers have uncovered nearly 400 bodies so far from a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, its chief coroner Seneh Dumbuya told Reuters on Tuesday.

He said that he expected at least 500 bodies to be uncovered as the search continues.

Reporting by Christo Johnson; writing by Edward McAllister; editing by Mark Heinrich

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