DESASTRES | DISASTERS

26-Jan-2022 to 09:51

Tropical storm claims at least eight lives in Mozambique

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — At least eight people have been killed and 54 others injured in Mozambique following a tropical storm that has left a trail of destruction and displaced thousands in affected regions, the country’s relief agency said on Wednesday.

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25-Jan-2022 to 11:22

Families of trapped S/African miners mark 1,000-day vigil

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Five years after their loved ones were trapped underground in a mine, families of three deceased mineworkers have yet to recover the lost workers for a proper burial, APA learnt on Tuesday.

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24-Jan-2022 to 08:25

Zimbabwe weather experts issue flood alert amid tropical storm fears

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe weather experts have warned of possible flooding amid fears that a tropical storm that is gathering momentum over the Mozambique Channel could dump some heavy rains over parts of the country starting Monday.

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21-Jan-2022 to 11:17

S/Africa gov’t urges vigilance as major dams overflow

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The South African government on Friday called for vigilance among communities living near major rivers after two of the country’s main dams started overflowing following recent heavy rains.

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20-Jan-2022 to 10:50

S/Africa classifies heavy rains as national disaster

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa has classified as a national disaster the heavy rains that have lashed parts of the country recently, claiming scores of lives and leaving a trail of destruction.

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18-Jan-2022 to 13:31

S/Africa: Festive season road accidents claim over 1,600 lives

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Some 1,685 people died over the 2021 festive season period on South African roads as the overall figure increased by 14% compared to the previous year, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula revealed on Tuesday.

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18-Jan-2022 to 08:04

Magnitude 3.3 earthquake rattles parts of S/Africa’s Johannesburg

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Parts of South Africa’s commercial capital Johannesburg were rattled by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday morning.

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