Ghana to provide relief items to victims

The disaster happened on Monday morning after the homes of those in Freetown were engulfed following the collapse of a part of the Sugar Loaf Mountain after a heavy downpour.

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The Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Charles Owiredu, told Accra-based Joy FM that, “We are also trying in our own small way to put together a package,” adding that, “Ghana and the affected country are sisters.”

Several of the victims were asleep when the unfortunate incident occurred.

Addressing the media, president Ernest Bai Koroma said the devastation “was overwhelming us”.

“Entire communities have been wiped out,” he said. “We need urgent support now.”

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