DESASTRES | DISASTERS

17-Sep-2019 to 14:19

Four drown in Senegal boat tragedy

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Thirty-seven people of different nationalities were evacuated Tuesday morning from the Sarpant islet off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, where they had spent the night after their canoe capsized, drowning four of its passengers.

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12-Sep-2019 to 23:40

Chad car crash kills nine

APA-N'Djaména (Chad) — An accident involving a public transport bus in Loumia, a town located 80 kilometres from the Chadian capital N’Djaména, on Thursday killed nine people and injured 20, APA learned.

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12-Sep-2019 to 23:31

At least 50 perish as DRC train derails

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Fifty people have died after a train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, Steve Mbikayi, the Minister of Humanitarian Action and National Solidarity confirmed.

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09-Sep-2019 to 14:32

Drought threatens to decimate Botswana livestock, wild animals

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Faced by frequent and increasingly hostile droughts that has claimed several cattle that belong to him and other traditional cattlemen, Leungo Dirang is slowly losing faith in livestock rearing.

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02-Sep-2019 to 18:56

Raging fire guts businesses in rural Rwanda

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — A fire gutted a large commercial building in Rusizi, a district in southwestern Rwanda late on Monday the whole interior charred and smoking from the blaze, a senior local administrative official in the region confirmed to APA in Kigali.

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16-Aug-2019 to 21:25

One fatality reported in Rwanda tanker explosion

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) - — At least one person was killed early Friday morning after an overturned petrol tanker exploded in Nyamasheke, a district about 240 Km from Kigali in southwestern Rwanda, a senior local administrative official in the region confirmed to APA.

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05-Aug-2019 to 15:01

Four perish as Mauritania gold mine collapses

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Four Mauritanian gold panners died after the collapse of a mine in Gleib N’dor, in the far north of the country, APA learned on Monday from security sources.

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