Sierra Leone seeks aid following Freetown fire

News - by RadioNow / Mar. 30th, 2021
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Sierra Leone’s disaster-management agency is seeking aid following a fire that destroyed a slum in the capital Freetown last week and left about 7,000 people homeless. On March 24, a fire engulfed the Susan’s Bay slum district in the capital of the West African state, destroying homes constructed from recovered materials and corrugated sheeting.

The cramped passages in the district made it difficult for fire engines to control the blaze. No fatality was recorded, according to a report released by the disaster-management agency over the weekend, but 409 people were injured and 7,093 people lost their homes.

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