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U.K. Aid Ship Docks in Sierra Leone

BBC   in 
October 30, 2014

A UK ship has arrived in Sierra Leone to help deal with the deadly Ebola outbreak in the West African country.

Royal Fleet Auxiliary Argus is carrying food, medical equipment and 32 pick-up trucks, to help keep hard-pressed Ebola treatment centres going.

Doctors, nurses and military personnel are also on board. The ship has docked in the capital, Freetown.

Ebola has killed nearly 5,000 people and infected more than 10,000 in West Africa since March.

RFA Argus set sail from Falmouth in Cornwall on 17 October and is also carrying three Royal Navy Merlin helicopters.


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