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[…]
The number of informal dwellings affected by fires within the City of Cape Town has increased in 2018/2019 even though residential fires, both formal and informal, have declined. On Wednesday, the City’s safety and security department released the fire statics for the past year in Gugulethu. The mayoral committee member[…]
The Teletubbies daycare centre in Ravensmead has been destroyed by a fire in the early hours of Sunday morning. Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse says no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is unknown. “The first arriving officer confirmed the building well alight and used forcible[…]
For the past two weeks, Zonalia Santos and her neighbours have spent their days trying to save their houses and crops from the large forest fires in the western Brazilian state of Rondonia. Santos lives in a settlement with 35 other families and although they managed to save their homes,[…]
A day after a fire destroyed more than 200 homes and left 1 200 people homeless in Masiphumelele’s Wetland informal settlement in E-Section, residents were slowly picking up the pieces on Tuesday. Their efforts have not been helped by the inclement weather, which has battered the Western Cape in recent[…]
More than a thousand firefighters battled on Sunday to control wildfires in central Portugal that have forced village evacuations, in a region where dozens were killed in huge blazes in 2017. The firefighters were deployed to tackle three fires in the mountainous and heavily forested Castelo Branco region, 200 kilometres[…]
Many victims of an arson attack on an animation studio in the western Japanese city of Kyoto were young with bright futures, some joining only in April, the company president said on Saturday, as the death told climbed to 34. Thursday’s attack on Kyoto Animation, famous in Japan and overseas[…]
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