Emergency services

Three injured in Worcester explosion

A tanker transporting liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exploded in the industrial area of Worcester in the early hours of  Wednesday morning. Two people were left injured after a truck burst into flames at High and Church Road intersection in the small town. Firefighters from the Brede Fire Services battled the[…]

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KZN floods: Death toll climbs to 70

The death toll in KwaZulu-Natal as a result of heavy rains and flooding this week has risen to 70, acting Premier Sihle Zikalala announced on Thursday morning. At a media briefing on Thursday, Zikalala began by thanking government, communities and all those who have offered support in the aftermath of[…]

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13 killed in KZN church collapse as heavy storms hit province

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[…]

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Security upgrades for emergency service staff

On Friday Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo outlined new plans to ensure that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) employees are safe when they are saving other people’s lives. This comes after an ambulance was attacked on Wednesday morning while transporting a critically injured child to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s[…]

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