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Workers linked Medupi explosion suspended- Eskom

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,[…]

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Activists react to Wentworth Engen Oil Refinery explosion

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[…]

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Police fire tear gas to break up Beirut protest

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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