Firefighters have brought under control a fire that broke out at a residential tower in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday night, Sharjah’s government media office said. Seven people were treated for minor injuries from the fire in the 48-storey Abbco Tower in Sharjah’s Al Nahda area[…]
A Shoprite store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town went up in flames on Tuesday morning as South Africans went shopping for essentials ahead of the national lockdown President Cyril Ramaphosa announced to the nation on Monday night. It is understood that the fire started before 08:00 when the store was still[…]
At least nine Palestinians were killed and 60 injured after a fire broke out in a bakery in the occupied Gaza Strip on Thursday. Six children were among the dead and 14 of the injured were in critical condition, according to the Palestinian health ministry. Witnesses said they heard an[…]
A woman died after her house went up in flames in Philippi, Cape Town, on Monday morning. Firefighters rushed to the Kosovo informal settlement just after 00:00 and managed to contain the fire to a single structure, according to the City of Cape Town’s fire and rescue services spokesperson Jermaine[…]
Three people, a woman and two children, died in a fire in the early hours of Sunday morning in Strand. The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service responded at 3.30am to an alert that an informal structure was alight in the TV-Section, off Onverwacht Street. The fire crews[…]
Load shedding has been taking its toll on residents across the nation and Capetonians are no exception. While being left in the dark or without water is a huge inconvenience, some locals have reported that their homes burned to the ground, allegedly as a result of load shedding. Recently, a[…]
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says the state of lawlessness in the commuter rail environment must end. He visited Cape Town Train Station after two trains were torched and 18 coaches were gutted. In the early hours of this morning, 2 train sets were set alight at Cape Town station this[…]
By Rachel Mohamed A ten-year-old boy who was left scarred with severe burn wounds to his body has a reason to smile after he underwent a life-changing reconstructive surgery in Cape Town last week. Chrissie Maredi from Mpumalanga sustained 44% critical burn wounds to his body from the neck down,[…]
The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services showed just how quickly their response time is when they responded to a fire above the Bo-Kaap this afternoon. The fire was spotted just as the work day began winding down on Tuesday, October 22 around 4pm. According to City of[…]
Residents of the ‘the Vlei’ informal settlement in Vygieskraal in Athlone will have to start over after a fire wreaked havoc on Monday afternoon. Two people died in the blaze and approximately 1200 people were displaced. The raging fire destroyed over 300 informal structures. The Gift of the Givers Foundation[…]
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