Freetown, 14 September, 2022 / 10:06 pm (ACI Africa).
The management of Kiera Chaplin Desert Flower School, a charitable organization that is run by Caritas Freetown to support girls from vulnerable families, is counting losses after the September 10 disastrous downpour that left one dead, several injured and a lot of property destroyed in River Number 2 village in Sierra Leone’s Western region.
Caritas Freetown Executive Director, Fr. Peter Konteh, told ACI Africa on Wednesday, September 14 that the damage to the school that is located down a hill occurred when a huge boulder rolled down the hill, destroying the school’s water supply pipes and the fence, and lodging itself on the roof of one of the buildings at the facility.
“The day before yesterday, this community experienced a mudslide. The damage started with a big stone rolling down, sweeping away our fence and washing away the roof of our school. Our water supply pipes were also destroyed,” Fr. Konteh, the founder of Desert Flower Foundation-Sierra Leone (DFF-SL), said.
He added, “I am here to assess the situation and to sympathize with our neighbors here who lost their loved one and those who were seriously injured in the mudslide.”
“I was told that there is an old man here who is in a critical condition. The situation is very sad and I am here to sympathize with the community that is affected very badly,” the Caritas Freetown Executive Director said.