This picture shows flooded streets in Regent near Freetown, on August 14, 2017. "AFP PHOTO / "S4CCC-SL"
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At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, leaving morgues overflowing and residents desperately searching for loved ones. An AFP journalist at the scene saw bodies being carried away and houses submerged in two areas of the city, where roads turned into churning rivers of mud and corpses were washed up on the streets.Mohamed Sinneh, a morgue technician at Freetown's Connaught Hospital, said 205 bodies had been received so far at his facility alone, many of them children, leaving no space to lay what he described as the "overwhelming number of dead".
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