DESASTRES | DISASTERS

12-Jul-2022 to 09:33

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake hits Zambia

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake hit northwestern Zambia on Tuesday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

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11-Jul-2022 to 11:15

S/Africa: Ramaphosa orders probe into weekend shootings

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa has ordered South Africa’s security agencies to immediately apprehend criminals who gunned down 19 people in two separate incidents early Sunday.

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10-Jul-2022 to 13:56

S/Africa: Gunmen kill 15 at Soweto tavern – Police

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Unknown gunmen killed 15 people when they opened fire in a tavern full of patrons in the Johannesburg township of Soweto in the early hours of Sunday, police have said.

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05-Jul-2022 to 13:31

Mass funeral service for S/Africa’s tavern tragedy victims

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to attend Wednesday’s mass funeral service for 21 young people who died in an East London tavern, his office announced on Tuesday.

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12-Jun-2022 to 23:19

Death toll in S/Africa’s floods rises to 461 – Official

APA-Durban (South Africa) — The death toll from South Africa’s flash floods that swept away homes and destroyed several infrastructures in the southern KwaZulu-Natal province in April has risen to 461 lives, provincial premier Sihle Zikalala said on Sunday.

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10-Jun-2022 to 11:49

S/Africa: Horror crash leaves 15 dead, 37 injured

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — A horrific head-on crash between a bus and lorry killed 15 people in Rosslyn near Pretoria on Friday, Pretoria Emergency Services spokesperson Charles Mabaso said.

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30-May-2022 to 08:37

Death toll from S/Africa’s floods rises to 459

APA-Durban (South Africa) — The death toll from last month’s South Africa floods and the recent heavy rainfall in KwaZulu-Natal has reached 459 people, KwaZulu Natal premier Sihle Zikalala confirmed on Sunday.

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