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CRSG partner with Sierra Leonean government to rescue mudslide victims

CRSG partner with Sierra Leonean government to rescue mudslide victims

In the wake August 14th, 2014, the mudslide occurred at Regent peninsular area west of Freetown, the capital of the Republic of Sierra Leone. At the request of Chinese Embassy and the Ministry of Works and Sierra Leone Road Authority, China Railway Seventh Group (CRSG) immediately organized a rescue team of 30 personnel together with 2 excavators rush to the mudslide disaster scene to save those who were buried under the rubble and. At that time, gaining access to the mudslide scene was difficult due to present of so many vehicles and people, the CRSG rescue team vehicles had no chance to enter in the disaster scene, nevertheless, the Country Director of CRSG in Sierra Leone, Mr, Zong Qingwei decided to march to the scene to rescue the victims, despite of the ongoing heavy rain. By the time of reaching there, regardless of fatigue and ongoing heavy rain, the rescue team immediately started carrying out the rescuing work, which lasted from the morning to the night. The rescue team spared no efforts to rescue the victims in the heavy rain. Up to now, the Chinese rescue team has already rescued 35 victims, and it is still racing against time to rescue the victims as many as possible.

As a result of the serious damage by the mudslide, hundreds of houses were destroyed and thousands of people were buried. Well, thousands of affected people have become homeless. To relieve them from their difficult situation, CRSG in Sierra Leone is trying its best to help the victims. Indeed, CRSG has donated 6000 dollars, 1000 kilogram of rice, 200 kilogram of cooking oil and 6000 bottles of drinking water.

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