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Dozens killed as train runs over crowd in India

Dozens of people have been killed after a train ran into a crowd in northern India. The incident on Friday took place on the outskirts of Amritsar city, Punjab state, where hundreds of people had assembled near a railway track to watch a religious festival. “We have 59 confirmed dead. The toll can rise,”[…]

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Gusty Southeaster hampers Guy Fawkes

Twenty-two injuries, 18 of them children, were reported during last night’s Guy Fawkes Day activities in the Mother City.  The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate says last night’s gusting south easter winds caused havoc in some areas. The wind conditions resulted in the early closure of many[…]

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City to consider a ban on Guy Fawkes

The City of Cape Town announced that they will engage with National Government with a formal request to ban the sale of fireworks The Guy Fawkes festivities which took place on Saturday within the city resulted in the highest numbers of injuries. Just under 30 000 residents visited the safety[…]

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City warns of illegal discharging of fireworks

With 173 fireworks-related complaints and recorded numerous fireworks-related injuries on Guy Fawkes last month, the City of Cape Town has warned residents to act within the ambit of the law when discharging fireworks this New Years Eve. “The City of Cape Town appeals to residents to be cautious and sensible[…]

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Complaints and injuries mark Guy Fawkes

The City of Cape Town’s enforcement agencies had their hands full once again as thousands of people marked Guy Fawkes across the city on Wednesday. Metro Police, Law Enforcement, Traffic Services, Disaster Risk Management and Fire and Rescue Services were deployed at the eight designated fireworks sites, while also maintaining[…]

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City issues warning ahead of Guy Fawkes Day

The City of Cape Town has issued a call for locals to adhere to the rule of the law, when discharging fireworks on Guy Fawkes Day. This follows a spate of complaints received during last year’s addition of the annual event, which saw nearly 13 000 fireworks being confiscated on[…]

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