One of the biggest human tragedy in recent times took place a year ago, Monday morning August 14th 2017. Flash floods and tumultuous mudslide happening simultaneously in Sierra Leone.
According to ONS sources, 503 bodies were recovered and buried, 3,000 body parts were discovered and 800 people were unaccounted for. The devastating experience is still fresh, but the healing process has started.
The symbolic laying of the wreath today, at the Interfaith Commemoration Service, is more than a ceremonial gesture. It shows a government with a human face, a government that is compassionate, and a government that is God fearing.
May the souls of the departed rest in peace, and God give strength to those that have to bear the loss.
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