At least nine people have been killed and several hundred admitted to local hospitals after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, police said on Thursday. Swarupa Rani, an Assistant Commissioner of Police in Visakhapatnam, told Reuters that at least nine people had died[…]
By Anees Teladia The Western Cape Blood Service is urgently calling for donations as their blood stock levels continue to fall. The service is currently at a low stock level of two days – three days less than their desired maintenance level. While the winter season has a strong negative[…]
Over 3000 homes were flooded and damaged in informal settlements across the peninsula during the heavy rainfall over the past two days. The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Operations Centre logged 176 incidents with many reports of flooding, power outages and fallen trees. The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Operations[…]
A Bhekisisa survey has found that there is a dire shortage of ambulances around the country. The survey found that just under 2,000 state-run ambulances are on the road, which means that many patients in need of emergency treatment don’t get it. Senior Associate at DSC Attorneys, Johann Roux says there are many factors that[…]
A deadly gas leak at a plastic recycling factory in Parow, in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, claimed the lives of four people and left at least two more incapacitated on Tuesday afternoon. Industrial incident. Gas exposure. Parow valley. 4 deceased. 1pt critical, 1pt with minor injuries. #HazMat @1SecondLater[…]
Living conditions in Gaza have declined to their lowest ebb outside of war time, Medical Aid for Palestinians said on Thursday, describing the situation in the coastal strip a “humanitarian emergency.” The Israeli blockade since 2007 has restricted the electricity flow, which damages vital infrastructure, the statement says. Water treatment[…]
At least 254 people have been killed and hundreds more are missing after torrential rains triggered severe flooding and mudslides in the city of Mocoa, in southwest Colombia, according to a statement released by the army. Heavy overnight rainfall caused several rivers to overflow their banks, sending mud and debris[…]
Nigeria declared an air pollution emergency in a major southern city on Tuesday and closed an asphalt plant there after residents complained about the fumes from its furnaces, in a country plagued by corruption and poor governance. Residents staged a protest in Port Harcourt, a harbor city in the oil-producing[…]
Norwegian emergency surgeon, Dr Mads Gilbert, has arrived in South Africa for a one week speaking tour on his experience in Gaza. Dr Gilbert recently returned from the war ravaged strip, where he worked at the Al Shifa hospital for several weeks treating to the injured and wounded causalities of[…]
The United Nations has declared its highest level of emergency in Iraq even as fresh clashes between government troops and Sunni rebels killed four children west of Baghdad. Fighting erupted early on Thursday in the rebel-held city of Fallujah, about 65km west of Baghdad. The clashes on the city’s northern[…]
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