Dozens more were seriously injured after large crowds gathered in a Freetown suburb to collect leaking fuel.
Maya Hughes and her mom kept wondering who was “the complete stranger” who helped them. He turned out to be former Virginia congressman Tom Perriello.
"And really deeply, truly, I am over the passivity of good men."
Flooding has killed thousands of people in Asia and Africa during the month of August alone.
Cross posted from UN Women. Following heavy rains on 14 August, mudslides have left more than 400 people dead and an estimated
A massive mudslide tore through Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. Thousands have been left homeless, and over 600 people are still missing.
A mass burial today will free up space for more bodies in the central morgue, which is overloaded.
“The disaster is so serious that I myself feel broken,” said the country's vice president.