Israel says delivers food aid to Sierra Leone

Freetown the capital city of Sierra Leone

Three days of torrential rain culminated on Monday in the Regent mudslide and torrential flooding elsewhere in the city, one of the world's wettest urban areas.

"We have no place now to sleep, only in a neighbour's house", said Abdul Bendu, in the Pentagon community, which sits directly below the devastated hilltop village of Regent.

About 600 people are still missing following the disaster that hit the west African nation on August 14.

"We can not wait for tomorrow for the burial, as was suggested by government, because most of the bodies are decomposing", he said.

Officials at the morgue in central of the capital of sierra leone, have cited the figure of 400 deaths. He noted that, he was not surprise for such good-will gesture from the Chinese government and people because they are always one of the first to support Sierra Leone in times of hard moment.

Speaking to AFP at the mortuary at the Connaught Hospital, technician Mohamed Sinneh Kamara said his team lacked equipment to process and identify the bodies piling up. "I was only able to identify two of my entire family", she said in anguish.

"We have started burying some of the mutilated and decomposed bodies. So as the president said, let the mass burials go ahead", said Adizah Conda at the morgue after losing seven members of her extended family.

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The mass burial, initially planned for Wednesday, was postponed for a day to allow families to identify their loved ones.

Security forces search for bodies from the scene of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent, just outside of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

"Deeply saddened by the devastating consequences of the mudslide on the outskirts of Freetown, His Holiness Pope Francis assures those who have lost loved ones of his closeness at this hard time", read an August 16 telegram signed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin read.

On Tuesday, President Koroma issued a desperate appeal for help, saying the damage was "overwhelming us".

More than 500 people are still missing with thousands others left homeless after their houses were destroyed.

It said that unidentified bodies will be given dignified burial at Waterloo between today and tomorrow.

The UK has had a strong relationship with Sierra Leone for some years, regularly posting members of DFID and the MoD in the country since British military forces intervened in the civil war in 2000 and following the Ebola crisis in 2014.

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