DESASTRES | DISASTERS

23-Apr-2019 to 22:58

32 dead in South Africa mudslides

APA-Durban (South Africa) — Heavy rainfall that started during the Easter weekend, killing 13 people at a collapsed church in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal Province, has claimed 32 lives so far, according to the KwaZulu-Natal Co-operative Governance Department on Tuesday.

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23-Apr-2019 to 06:15

Train coaches worth $2.4m destroyed in blaze in S/Africa’s Cape Town

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — In the latest suspicious fires on South African trains, the country has lost two train sets due to fire that burnt the carriages to ashes at Cape Town Station, according to the company running the facilities, Metrorail.

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21-Apr-2019 to 14:50

Three people perish in Malawi landslide

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — At least three people have been killed and up to a dozen others injured in a landslide in northern Malawi, local media reported on Sunday.

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20-Apr-2019 to 20:09

Boat tragedy: 15 bodies recovered from Lake Kivu

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwandan officials on Saturday recovered 15 bodies on the shores of Lake Kivu after a deadly boat accident on the Congolese side of the lake earlier this week.

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18-Apr-2019 to 11:07

S/African minister calls for support of Cyclone Idai victims

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has encouraged South Africans to assist victims affected by Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe – a month after the three countries were hit by the disaster.

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11-Apr-2019 to 05:42

S/Africa sends relief aid to cyclone-hit Malawi

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa continues to help and respond to urgent needs of its neighbours following the humanitarian disaster left behind by Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

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09-Apr-2019 to 20:41

Ireland gifts €750,000 to Malawi flood victims

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The Irish government has allocated some €750,000 in response to the recent flooding in Malawi.

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