Thirteen people were killed when part of a Pentecostal Church building collapsed on Thursday night in Dlangubo in KwaZulu-Natal, authorities have confirmed. This is thought to have been a result of perpetual rainfall in the northern part of the province, KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Robert McKenzie said. Tragedy struck[…]
The Somerset Mall was partially reopened on Monday, following a ceiling collapse over the weekend which left one person injured. Mall spokesperson Wiedaad Adams said Entrance 1 to the Edgars court was still cordoned off, but that the rest of mall would be open as usual from 09:00. A “precautionary[…]
The investigation into the collapse of the rand has started, with the Competition Commission targeting six major financial institutions implicated in currency manipulation. The commission confirmed that this probe would reveal the forces behind the depreciation of the currency in the last few years. Spokesperson for the Competition Commission Itumeleng[…]
Two people have died in road accidents and an Eskom pylon has collapsed on a house roof, as stormy weather continued to wreak havoc in Cape Town on Sunday. In the first incident, a woman died and another 11 were injured in an accident involving a taxi in Mitchell’s Plain,[…]
Murray & Roberts, the company responsible for the construction of the pedestrian and cycle bridge which collapsed in Sandton, said it would contribute to the funerals of the two people who were killed in the incident. Murray & Roberts CEO Henry Laas said on Thursday the company would also be[…]
A South African man who escaped with his life after a crane crashed into Mecca’s Grand Mosque has spoken about how his fellow pilgrims died after they were hit by steel sheets just after prayers on Friday afternoon. Reliving the trauma, Ikraam Karodia told City Press that he and five[…]
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has pledged to find out what caused a crane collapse that killed 107 people at Mecca’s Grand Mosque in the run-up to the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The Hajj, a pillar of the Muslim religion which last year drew about two million faithful worshippers, will take place[…]
There are no reports of any Africans injured or killed by a crane which collapsed onto Mecca’s Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia on Friday killing 107 people, the Muslim Judicial Council said. “According to some of our networks, we have established that at this moment in time there is no[…]
About 20 people were injured when a number of grandstands collapsed at the Esselen Park Stadium in Worcester, Western Cape, during a sporting event on Saturday evening. ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said its team of paramedics, as well as other emergency services, responded to the scene where they found the[…]
The plane carrying 11 bodies of South Africans who died in the Nigeria church building collapse arrived in Pretoria on Friday morning. The huge, noisy military C130 aircraft touched down at the Waterkloof air force base at 1.18 am. Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Friday that government[…]
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