DESASTRES | DISASTERS

14-Sep-2014 to 21:53

Nigeria: Collapsed building death toll rises to 40

APA - Lagos (Nigeria) — The death toll from a collapsed building in Lagos has climbed to 40 according to southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye.

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12-Sep-2014 to 20:44

Lagos: 50 feared killed as Church building collapses

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — No fewer than 50 people are feared dead and several others injured when a six-storey building in the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, a suburb of Lagos collapsed on Friday.

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10-Sep-2014 to 17:27

Mauritania: Road accident claims eight

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Eight people, including five Senegalese nationals were killed on Tuesday night in a traffic accident that occurred near the city of Akjoujt located 240 km north of Nouakchott, security sources informed APA on Wednesday.

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08-Sep-2014 to 14:03

Boat mishap in southern Nigeria claims 33 lives

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — No fewer than 33 persons were feared drowned when a passenger boat capsized between Dere in Niger State and Murtala Bridge on the River Niger in southern Nigeria at the weekend.

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05-Sep-2014 to 13:18

Namibia deploys drones to combat poaching

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Namibia has deployed drones in strategic areas of the country’s forests to track down poachers and protect endangered wildlife, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism spokesperson Romeo Muyunda said Friday.

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05-Sep-2014 to 06:25

Two killed in Zimbabwe air force plane crash

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Two Air Force of Zimbabwe officers were killed on Thursday when a training aircraft they were flying plunged into a squatter settlement next to Charles Prince Airport in the capital Harare, state media reported Friday.

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04-Sep-2014 to 14:02

Nigerians warned of flooding in September

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NHSA) has warned that there will be flooding in different parts of the country in September due to rainfall and other natural disasters.

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