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    Save the Children Employee Among People Missing After Sierra Leone Mudslide

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    International charity Save the Children confirmed that its staff member, along with his young children, is among the hundreds of people missing following a mudslide in Sierra Leone, according to official statement.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — An employee of the international charity Save the Children and his children are among hundreds of people missing after the deadly mudslide that hit Sierra Leone on Monday, the organization said in a statement on Tuesday.

    "Save the Children has confirmed that a staff member, along with his young children, is among the hundreds of people missing following a devastating mudslide in Sierra Leone. The aid agency says the staff member’s house was buried during the mudslide, which struck close to the capital Freetown on Monday morning," the statement said.

    According to media reports, as a result of Monday's huge flood in Sierra Leone and a mudslide in the town of Regent, located near the capital of Freetown, over 300 people were killed and about 2,000 lost their homes.

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his condolences to the victims' families and the country’s government, as well as reiterated full support and solidarity of the United Nations with the ongoing rescue operations.

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