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中国时间 19:08 2017年11月18日 星期六

双语新闻 (2017年8月15日)


2017年8月14日: 塞拉利昂泥石流后人们检查损害情况

塞拉利昂洪水泥石流 至少250人遇难。

塞拉利昂首都弗里敦的官员说,至少有250人死于泥石流和严重的洪水。

星期一,人们在泥石中挖掘,寻找自己的亲人。

与此同时,军队也出动,参与搜救行动。

当地居民上传的照片和视频显示,人们在齐胸深的泥沼中奋力前行。

星期一凌晨发生泥石流前,当地经历了好几个小时的暴雨。目击者形容利金特一处重灾区,说那里的道路已经变成了泥泞的河流。

当地医院停尸房的一位工作人员告诉媒体说,停尸房没有那么多地方,很多尸体只能安放在地上。他还说,泥石流发生时很多人都在家里睡觉,因此估计死亡人数还会上升。

红十字会的一位发言人告诉法新社说,他们掌握的数字显示,死者已有312人。

有关官员估计,泥石流还造成数千人无家可归。

Officials in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, say at least 250 people are dead after a mudslide and heavy flooding.

Relatives dug through the mud in search of their loved ones Monday while military personnel were deployed to help with the rescue operation.

Photos and video posted by local residents showed people chest deep in mud trying to traverse the roads.

The catastrophe in the early hours of Monday followed hours of heavy rains. Witnesses described a particularly-hard hit area in Regent saying roads became "churning rivers of mud."

A technician at a local Hospital mortuary, told state media that a lack of space is forcing workers to leave bodies on the floor.

He said the death toll will likely rise, as many people were sleeping in their homes when the flooding and mudslide happened.

A spokesman for the Red Cross told the French News agency that the group had accounted for at least 312 dead.

Officials estimate several thousand people have been left homeless.

马里的联合国维和部队一天内两次遭遇袭击

联合国说,马里中部城市廷巴克图的一个联合国维和部队基地受到枪手袭击,7人丧生。

联合国官员说,死者包括5名马里保安卫兵,1名宪兵和1名马里合同工。

他们说,在星期一下午的袭击事件中,还有6名袭击者被联合国维和部队打死。

星期一早些时候,武装人员在马里中部城镇杜安扎对联合国维和部队和马里部队开火,造成一名维和人员和一名马里士兵丧生。

目前还没有人出面对星期一的袭击事件负责,但是伊斯兰激进分子经常对马里的联合国维和部队实施攻击。联合国在马里执行任务的维和人员至今已有100多人丧生,使马里成为联合国在全球各地16项维和行动中最危险的地方。

The United Nations says gunmen have attacked a U.N. peacekeeping base in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu, killing seven people.

U.N. officials say the dead include five Malian security guards, a gendarme and a Malian contractor working for the U.N. mission.

They say six assailants were also killed by U.N. peacekeepers during the Monday afternoon attack.

The violence follows another attack on Monday in which armed men opened fire on U.N. peacekeepers and Malian troops in the central Malian town of Douentza. One peacekeeper and one Malian soldier were killed in that attack.

No one has claimed responsibility for Monday's violence, however Islamist militants frequently target the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali. More than 100 peacekeepers have been killed in Mali, making it the most deadly of the United Nations' 16 global peacekeeping operations.

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