Disaster Rocks Hill Cut Road
A major road link in the city of Freetown – Hill Cut Road in the west of the city has recorded its worst disaster ever since when gushing streams and rolling boulders left many houses demolished when heavy rains hit the city last Sunday.
As the heavy downpour of rains take their toll on different parts of the city; environmentalists have blamed mass deforestation and the building of houses on the hill slopes for the cause of the many disasters Freetown has recoded since the 1st of August this year. One of the victims Samuel Koroma whose house was destroyed regretted the incidents that occurred during the heavy downpour, saying that “this will teach us that are residing on the hill top lessons that we should use to prevent future occurrences.” The affected people in the area told media men at the scene of the destruction that their situation is now virtually miserable and are therefore calling on government and humanitarian organizations to come to their aid.
Reports say that the water that descended on the Hill Cut community is a combination flow that came from different areas such as Hill Station, Wilberforce and the immediate environs causing a lot of distress for the residents.
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