NATIONAL Eskom has confirmed that workers responsible for the explosion at Medupi’s Unit four has been placed on precautionary suspension. According to the power utility, the explosion resulted in extensive damage to the Unit’s generator. The incident happened while workers were looking for an external leak. Eskom’s spokesperson, Sikonathi Mantshantsha,[…]
Power utility Eskom has confirmed that an explosion occurred at unit 4 of Medupi power station on Saturday night. While no injuries have been reported, emergency services attended to seven employees for shock. All employees and contractors have been accounted for, said Eskom. The incident is thought to have caused unit 5[…]
Three Palestinian fishermen have been killed in a blast off the coast of Gaza, local media and the head of Gaza’s fishermen syndicate said. The official WAFA news agency quoted sources as saying the three men had died on Sunday as a result of a “mysterious explosion”. Nizar Ayyash, head[…]
An oil tanker off Saudi Arabia’s port city of Jeddah has been hit by an unidentified “external source” that caused a fire and an explosion, a shipping company said, suggesting another vessel has come under attack off the kingdom amid its years-long war in Yemen. In a statement on Monday,[…]
A non-profit environmental justice service organisation known as groundWork together with the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance say they have previously called for the Engen Oil Refinery in Wentworth south of Durban to shut down. It says the explosion that happened on Friday morning was not unexpected. Seven people are[…]
Four people were wounded in an explosion on Wednesday at the non-Muslim cemetery in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah during a ceremony commemorating the armistice marking the end of World War 1. The event at the coastal city’s Khawajaat Cemetery included diplomats from several European countries. It is not clear if any[…]
An explosion at a religious school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least seven people and wounded 109 others, police and health officials say. The blast occurred at the Speen Jamaat mosque, which also serves as a religious school for the local community in the city’s[…]
A series of massive explosions rocked the Jordanian city of Zarqa early on Friday, but there were no initial reports of casualties and authorities said the blasts were probably caused by an electrical short circuit at a nearby military munitions depot. Huge orange flames lit the desert night sky after[…]
A Chilean rescue team said it detected signs of life underneath the rubble of a building that collapsed in the massive explosion that tore through Beirut one month ago. A member of the TOPOS CHILE rescue team told Al Jazeera that, using a scanning machine, it discovered signs of a[…]
Thousands of people poured into Beirut’s main square hanging up symbolic nooses that they say officials should be hanged on over this week’s blast amid clashes between protesters and riot police near parliament. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr at the scene said civil society groups have been calling on people to[…]
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