DESASTRES | DISASTERS

16-Oct-2019 to 18:48

13 die on road to Senegal's Touba pilgrimage

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Thirteen people who were bound for a pilgrimage in the holy sity if Touba in central Senegal have died in road accidents on Wednesday.

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14-Oct-2019 to 18:18

23 perish in Ethiopia mudslide

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — At least 23 people have been killed in a mudslide in the Konta district of southern Ethiopia, a local official in the area told journalists on Monday.

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27-Sep-2019 to 17:27

Three Senegalese peacekeepers die in chopper crash in CAR

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Three Senegalese peacekeeping soldiers died and another was wounded in the crash of a helicopter in the western town of Bouar, Central African Republic (CAR), the Directorate of Information and Public Relations of the Senegalese Army (Dirpa) said in a statement issued Friday.

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26-Sep-2019 to 12:34

Bamako tanker truck death toll reaches 15

APA - Bamako (Mali) — The casualty following the explosion of a tanker truck in central Bamako, the Malian capital, has jumped from six to 15, according to a final report made public by the Director General of the University Hospital (CHU), Gabriel Toure, where several victims were evacuated.

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20-Sep-2019 to 09:29

Rwanda: 183 acres of crops destroyed by rain

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Scores of houses and 183 acres of banana plantation and maize were washed away as heavy rain lashed Kirehe, a district in southeastern Rwanda near the border with Tanzania earlier this week, district officials revealed on Friday.

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18-Sep-2019 to 14:44

29 feared dead in Monrovia mosque fire

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — Twenty-nine people are feared dead in a fire at a quranic memorization center in a mosque in the Monrovia suburb of Paynesville, an official of the Liberia National Fire Service has confirmed to APA on Wednesday.

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18-Sep-2019 to 07:27

Zimbabwe recovering from deluge of “water that defied mountains”

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Six months after Cyclone Idai struck, Zimbabweans are recounting the costs of and taking steps to recover from the devastation caused by the deadly tropical cyclone that “saw water defying mountains” and affected more than a quarter of a million lives.

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