Italian ferry blaze toll rises to 10

The number of people who have died in a blaze that left an Italian ferry stricken off Greece’s Adriatic coast has risen to 10, the Italian coastguard has said. Rescue teams evacuated more than 400 people from the car ferry in a 36-hour operation on Monday. Italian and Greek authorities[…]

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Evacuation of burning Italian ferry completed

All remaining passengers on board an Italian ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea off the Greek island of Corfu have been rescued, Greek officials have said. The blaze left five people dead. Four bodies were recovered from the water around the stricken Norman Atlantic on Monday, a day[…]

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Evacuation under way for burning Italian ferry

A rescue operation is under way in high winds in Greek waters for an Italian ferry carrying 466 people that has caught fire, Greek officials said early Sunday. Vessels close to the stricken “Norman Atlantic”, located 33 nautical miles off the small Greek island of Othonoi, rushed to give assistance[…]

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Swedish mosque set alight, five injured

arson attack on a Swedish mosque has left at least five people injured, in an incident that comes amid fierce debate over immigration in the once-welcoming Scandinavian country. “A witness saw somebody throw an object through the window of the building, which serves as a mosque, after which a violent[…]

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Over 150 people displaced in WCape

Over 100 people were displaced on Sunday, when a fire ravaged shacks in Du Noon, the city of Cape Town. “It happened in the early hours of this morning. Thirty-eight shacks were burnt, 152 [people] were displaced,” said spokesman Wilfred Solomons-Johannes. No injuries or fatalities were reported. Many of the shacks[…]

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Social development assisting Woodstock family

MEC for Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, has confirmed that the department is providing relief to a Woodstock family, whose home was guttered by a fire on Monday night. Charmain Sollons and her family were left destitute by a blaze that ripped through their apartment, and which[…]

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Woodstock family seeks help after fire

Community members are appealing for help to provide relief to a family of eight, left homeless and separated after their flat in Woodstock was left gutted by a fire on Monday night. According to residents, a burning candle fell over and the flat was engulfed in flames. A two month[…]

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Train services may be suspended: Prasa

Violent attacks may lead to the suspension of Metrorail services, Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) CEO Mosengwa Mofi said on Friday. Prasa says even though its mandate is to provide railway services, a spate of vandalism incidents on rail lines is costing the state company millions of rands. Mofi[…]

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13 escape train fire

Thirteen passengers jumped off a Cape train when it caught fire near Wellington on Sunday. The train was travelling en route from Cape Town to Worcester. The train caught fire after an apparent electrical explosion at around 7pm at the Soetendal and Hebron stations. “The electrical spark took place in[…]

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