At least 1,419 people are known to have died in the 7.2-magnitude quake. More than 6,900 were injured, and an unknown number are still missing. Tropical Depression Grace is expected to dump up to 25cm (10 inches) of rainfall over the worst affected area. It is feared the deluge could[…]
New Zealand’s most active volcano, White Island, erupted on Monday afternoon sending plumes of white smoke and debris into the air as a number of tourists visited the popular island. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said a number of people were unaccounted for after the eruption, which took place at about 2.11pm[…]
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 stunning video from the Indian state of Karnataka shows an adult crocodile lying on the rooftop of a house submerged under water. The reptile found itself beached on the tiles after the flood receded. Residents of the Belgaum district in Karnataka, one of the regions hardest-hit by the devastating[…]
Guludo/Ibo, Mozambique – Piles of debris lie where thatched mud huts once stood in the village of Guludo in northern Mozambique. Broken pieces of furniture and muddied books litter the landscape and many like Asma Mushillah, 53, spend their days trying to salvage what they can from the rubble. In an ordinary year, the[…]
Over a million people in India have been evacuated from the path of monstrous tropical cyclone Fani, which made landfall in the country on Friday. Authorities are poised for the worst, as winds are predicted to reach over 200 kph. The armed forces and the coast guard have been placed[…]
The premier of KwaZulu Natal (KZN), Willies Mchunu, has declared Thursday, 2 May, a provincial day of mourning for those that lost their lives during the recent KZN floods. As reported by SABC News, Mchunu confirmed that the official death toll has not changed from its previous total of 70. He also[…]
A powerful tropical cyclone has made landfall in Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. Cyclone Kenneth battered northern Mozambique with sustained winds of up to 220 kilometres per hour late on Thursday after killing three people on the island nation of Comoros overnight.[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked all emergency personnel and rescue workers who have worked around the clock to help save lives since floods hit the Durban metro on Monday night. He was visiting the families of those who lost loved ones and their homes due to the floods. Government to make funds available President[…]
Parts of the Eastern Cape, especially Port St Johns, have also suffered flooding from the heavy rains. The death toll following the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal has risen to 51. The Weather Service is warning that the rains will continue over the province on Wednesday with the weather only expected to clear[…]
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