President flood-stricken Sierra Leone asked for help

Ernest Bai Koroma

The President of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma said his country needs urgent help in connection with strong flooding and devastating landslides. On Tuesday, August 15, according to BFMTV.

The head of state spoke to the people most affected by the disaster capital of the district Regent. According to Koroma, because the disaster disappeared entire commune, destroyed dozens of homes.

According to the red cross officially confirmed the death of 312 people, more than three thousand remained without a roof over your head. At the same time, local authorities say about the thousands of missing local residents.

The cause of the flooding became torrential rains, which go to West Africa for a few days. According to experts, it is the largest natural disaster of its kind in this region over the last 20 years.