Thanks to a surprisingly wet summer of hurricanes and floods around the world, the event that has caused the most harm has had very little press.
Triggered by torrential rain, on the 14 August, a mudslide destroyed the small town of Regent on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. With thousands dead, the lack of resources and the difficulty in recovering bodies means the true extent of the damage is unknown.
Reporter Seyi Rhodes travelled to the country just days after the mudslide, witnessing the terrible destruction and spending time with the survivors and rescue teams as he investigated the causes and devastating results of this natural disaster.
Unreported World: Africa’s Perfect Storm, Friday, 7.30 pm – Channel 4
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