The death toll from a devastating landslide and flooding that hit Sierra Leone earlier this week has risen to nearly 500, according to hospital officials. More than 600 people remained missing on Sunday, with rescue officials warning that the chances of finding survivors are decreasing each day. The death toll earlier stood at 450.
#Kuwait: Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri said Monday that the deceased Imam of Grand Mosque Dr. Walid Al-Ali and Fahad Al-Husseini travelled as far as West Africa to advocate for God’s love.
“The two great men were martyred in the barbaric attack on a restaurant Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso,” Al-Jabri, also minister of state for municipal affairs, mourned tonight.
He spoke highlight of the instructions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to send a private plane to Ouagadougou to bring back the two Kuwaiti martyrs.
“With shock and grief, the State of Kuwait received the news of the death of the two scholars who were on a mission to offer sermons and religious courses to Muslims in the West African country and promote correct understanding of Islam,” he said.
On behalf of Kuwait, the minister strongly denounced the heinous attack that claimed the lives of two of the country’s dearest sons and several other innocent people.
He added the Ministry of Awqaf and the committee to promote moderation used to delegate Dr. Ali to promote moderate understanding of Islamic teachings in many occasions.
He expressed sincere condolences to the families of the two advocates and prayed for God the Almighty to lodge their soul in paradise.
More than 320 people have been killed after a mudslide and heavy flooding in Sierra Leone, Relatives were left digging through mud in search of their loved-ones, as a mortuary in the capital of Freetown was overwhelmed by bodies, Houses were submerged in mud after a night of heavy rain that saw a hillside in the Regent area collapse, with roads described by witnesses as being turned into churning rivers of mud.
A cyclone that slammed into Madagascar killed 80 people and affected 400,000, the authorities said on Tuesday as they classed the event a national disaster.
At least 46 people have died and dozens more have been injured in a giant landslide at Ethiopia’s largest rubbish dump outside Addis Ababa.
Dozens of homes of squatters who lived in the Koshe landfill site, on the outskirts of the capital, were flattened when the largest pile of rubbish collapsed on Saturday.