270 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide: mayor

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 15, 2017 4:53 AM

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Rescue workers have recovered 270 bodies so far from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, the mayor said on Tuesday.

Rescue operations continue in the town of Regent where the mudslide happened on Monday morning, Freetown Mayor Sam Gibson told reporters.

(Reporting by Christo Johnson; Writing by Nellie Peyton; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)