DESASTRES | DISASTERS

17-Apr-2020 to 12:45

S/Africa: 28 perish in road accidents during Easter – Minister

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s roads claimed 28 lives from 26 accidents that took place during the just-ended Easter weekend in the country, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Friday.

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27-Feb-2020 to 12:34

S/Africa: 9 feared dead as boat capsizes off Cape Town

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — Nine fishermen are feared dead following a boat accident off Cape Town on Thursday, a South African rescue official has said.

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20-Feb-2020 to 14:16

Malawi gov’t distributes food as over 1.8m face hunger

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi's Department of Disaster and Management Affairs (DODMA) has embarked on the distribution of maize grain and flour to food-insecure population under the 2019/20 Lean Season Food Insecurity Programme.

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07-Feb-2020 to 06:08

Storm wreaks havoc in eSwatini capital

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — A violent storm left a trail of destruction in the eSwatini capital Mbabane on Thursday amid fears of more rains during the coming weekend.

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07-Feb-2020 to 05:45

Eleven dead in Mozambique mine collapse

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Eleven illegal miners have died while several others have been injured after a shaft collapsed at a ruby mine in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, an official announced on Thursday.

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06-Feb-2020 to 14:46

Over 20 artisanal miners trapped at condemned Zimbabwe mine

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — More than 20 artisanal miners are trapped underground after a shaft collapsed on Wednesday night at a disused gold mine about 200km southwest of the capital Harare, government officials said on Thursday.

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29-Jan-2020 to 18:48

Torrential rain kills at least 3 in Rwanda (Official)

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Heavy rains which hit several parts across Rwanda on Tuesday night had killed at least three people before destroying farms and sweeping away five homes, a senior government official said on Wednesday.

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