A picture of the mudslide
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There have been heavy rains in a single day

Dozens of persons are feared trapped after a mudslide close to Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown.

A hillside within the Regent space collapsed early on Monday morning following heavy rains, the BBC’s Umaru Fofana says, leaving many homes fully lined in mud.

Our reporter, who’s on the scene, says many individuals might have been caught asleep when the mudslide occurred.

Officers say it’s too early to offer any estimate of casualty numbers.

On Twitter, persons are sharing photos of destruction and flooding after downpours in and close to Freetown.