DESASTRES | DISASTERS

14-Nov-2019 to 11:18

Seven perish in Egypt oil pipeline inferno

APA - Cairo (Egypt) — Seven people have died in a huge fire that broke out following an oil pipeline leakage in the Egyptian town of Ezbet El-Masoud on Wednesday, the Health ministry confirmed in a statement.

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08-Nov-2019 to 15:22

French tuna vessel sinks off Liberian coast

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — A Liberian licensed French tuna fishing vessel called ‘Avel Vor’ has sank some 180 nautical miles off coast, the National Fisheries Authority (NaFAA) has announced.

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06-Nov-2019 to 09:15

Lagos market fire causes 'colossal' losses

APA-Lagos (Nigeria) — Traders at a market in the Nigerian city of Lagos are counting their losses into hundreds of millions of niaras from two separate fires that gutted businesses on Tuesday.

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05-Nov-2019 to 13:43

Zimbabwe: Victims still living in tents – 8 months after cyclone

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Thousands of Zimbabweans face another bleak summer amid frantic efforts to secure permanent shelter and revive their sources of livelihood, nearly eight months after their homes were razed to the ground by storm waters triggered by Cyclone Idai early this year.

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30-Oct-2019 to 15:42

Botswana comes to rescue of drought-stricken wildlife

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government and local animal rights group Elephants Protection Society have drilled boreholes and embarked on a programme to feed stranded hippos, elephants and other wildlife species in the Okavango Delta area in the north of the country, APA learnt here Wednesday.

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29-Oct-2019 to 13:02

33 perish, dozens missing in Cameroon landslide

APA - Yaoundé (Cameroon) — At least 33 bodies were extracted so far from the rubble of a landslide that occurred in the Cameroonian province of Bafoussam (western), APA learned Tuesday from the rescue workers who were taking stock of the provisional casualties of the disaster.

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28-Oct-2019 to 12:41

Botswana: SADC warns of heatwave threat

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Climate Services Centre on Monday warned that maximum temperatures are expected to significantly rise in central parts of region, reaching heatwave thresholds.

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