Residents struggled to traverse roads that were turned into churning rivers of mud after Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown was struck by heavy rains (AFP Photo/STR)

Freetown (AFP) – At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown, leaving excavators to pull bodies from rubble and overwhelming the city’s morgues.

An AFP journalist saw several homes submerged in Regent village, a hilltop community, and corpses floating in the water in the Lumley West area of the city, as the president assured emergency services were doing all they could to tackle one of the

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