Cyclone Idai damages large parts of Beira and surrounds – Red Cross

Communication lines have been completely cut and roads have been destroyed.

Cyclone Idai, which hit the Mozambican city of Beira, left an estimated 90% of the area damaged, said the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Monday, citing an initial assessment by a team of its aid workers.

Cyclone Idai damages large parts of Beira and surrounds – Red Cross
Cyclone Idai damages large parts of Beira and surrounds – Red Cross

Cyclone Idai damages large parts of Beira and surrounds – Red Cross

Communication lines have been completely cut and roads have been destroyed.

PICS: Shack fire rages in Alexandra following pylon collapse

PICS: Shack fire rages in Alexandra following pylon collapse

It is not yet clear if there are casualties and which areas will be affected by power outages following the pylon’s fall.
Malnourishment, theft, scams make flamingo rescue more challenging

Malnourishment, theft, scams make flamingo rescue more challenging

In January, Mike Bolhuis saved almost 1,000 lesser flamingos from the drought-stricken Kamfers dam in Kimberley.
Gloria mine search for missing bodies halted again

Gloria mine search for missing bodies halted again

It is reported that there are rockfalls and that the area is also flooded with water.
Another massive flamingo rescue could be on the cards

Another massive flamingo rescue could be on the cards

The plight of the Lesser flamingo is far from over, as dropping dam levels and sewage inflow is slowly causing the Kamfers Dam to dry up.
#FranschhoekFire: Multiple properties still in danger as flames jump breaks overnight

#FranschhoekFire: Multiple properties still in danger as flames jump breaks overnight

The fire started on Monday afternoon, and is inaccessible in some places, making it difficult to combat the blaze.
PICS, VIDEO: Floods drown Bloemfontein

PICS, VIDEO: Floods drown Bloemfontein

Many major roads in the city’s metro have been flooded after heavy rainfall.
DA conveys condolences to families of 6 people found dead at Durban harbour

DA conveys condolences to families of 6 people found dead at Durban harbour

Democratic Alliance eThekwini caucus leader Nicole Graham wishes the families peace and healing.
Six people killed after ship catches fire at Durban Harbour

Six people killed after ship catches fire at Durban Harbour

Six people are unaccounted for currently and once safe all necessary authorities will board the vessel and search for them.
13 confirmed dead after Gloria mine gas explosion

13 confirmed dead after Gloria mine gas explosion

A methane gas explosion underground has killed 13 suspected illegal miners from Lesotho.
Five people confirmed dead at Gloria mine, police open inquest

Five people confirmed dead at Gloria mine, police open inquest

The Gloria mine is part of the Optimum Coal assets which were owned by the controversial Gupta family.
WATCH: Cape Town school on fire, learners evacuated

WATCH: Cape Town school on fire, learners evacuated

Firefighters in Cape Town are working to extinguish a blaze at Holy Cross Primary School in Zonnebloem.
Number of people trapped in Mpumalanga mine shaft increases

Number of people trapped in Mpumalanga mine shaft increases

The tally of people who are trapped in the Gloria mineshaft has climbed to an estimate of 26 people with no real chance of rescue.
13-year-old boy dies, 12 others injured after Soweto lightning strike

13-year-old boy dies, 12 others injured after Soweto lightning strike

The unexpected lightning strike took place while a group of boys were playing soccer.
Woman can’t keep the dog that saved her life

Woman can’t keep the dog that saved her life

Scotty rescued Nonzame Vuyi in a shack fire in Cape Town. Now he may have to be sent to the Eastern Cape.
Cope charges BLF with ‘racist hate speech’ on Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy

Cope charges BLF with ‘racist hate speech’ on Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy

This makes them the third party to announce its intention of holding Black First Land First accountable for hate speech.
Structural assessment on Vanderbijlpark bridge collapse to be conducted soon

Structural assessment on Vanderbijlpark bridge collapse to be conducted soon

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said the school leadership would be visiting the latest victim of the tragedy on Sunday.
Vanderbijlpark bridge ‘felt unstable’ days before tragedy struck

Vanderbijlpark bridge ‘felt unstable’ days before tragedy struck

Learners at the school said they felt the bridge shake as they walked on it two days before it collapsed, killing four and injuring dozens.
Two Driehoek High School walkway collapse victims identified

Two Driehoek High School walkway collapse victims identified

The department of education will appoint structural engineers to conduct a structural assessment.
Gauteng Education MEC Lesufi shuts down Hoërskool Driehoek

Gauteng Education MEC Lesufi shuts down Hoërskool Driehoek

‘So far we have managed to identify one deceased pupil. The remaining two we are still trying to identify and notify next of kin,’ said Lesufi.
Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy leaves community in shock

Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy leaves community in shock

The tension and grief was palpable on the school grounds yesterday, and one parent reportedly died on the way to the school in a head-on collision.
Prophet Bushiri blames Tshwane for deadly stampede

Prophet Bushiri blames Tshwane for deadly stampede

Bushiri said they didn’t get metro police, disaster management, patrollers, or paramedics – but Sanco asked why the event then went ahead.
Family of ECG stampede victim want to open criminal case

Family of ECG stampede victim want to open criminal case

Mandla Mpoko said they only found the body of their mother after two days, and he wants to open a case of concealment of death.
We’re afraid of meeting Bushiri – family of stampede victim

We’re afraid of meeting Bushiri – family of stampede victim

‘I need to meet them around people who I can trust. I’m told that this hearing is live [on news channels]. At least I’m safe,’ a family member said.
Man left critically injured in Signal Hill fire

Man left critically injured in Signal Hill fire

Paramedics said that the man had sustained numerous burn wounds.
Lion’s Head wildfire finally under control

Lion’s Head wildfire finally under control

Firefighters are reportedly extinguishing one more active fire line, but the majority of the blaze has been controlled.

 

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