At least 76 people have died and dozens more were missing after Cyclone Seroja hit Indonesia and East Timor, triggering flash floods and landslides that uprooted trees, blocked roads and turned small communities into wastelands of mud. Indonesia’s BNPB disaster agency, in a statement on Monday, said at least 55[…]
A little girl was found alone in her father’s car after he went swimming in the False Bay surf on Sunday and never returned. According to Vaughn Seconds, National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Strandfontein station commander, the NSRI Strandfontein duty crew was activated at around 12:14 following reports from City[…]
The Simon’s Town National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) on Tuesday rescued a fisherman believed to have had a stroke after receiving a request for medical assistance from a fishing trawler south of Cape Point in Cape Town. The NSRI duty crew was activated at around 08:00 by the Transnet National[…]
A Grassy Park family are praying that the body of a 32 year old diver surfaces, after two difficult days of searching at sea. Muhammad Nur Mitchell went missing yesterday at Saunders rocks in Bantry Bay after he went diving with his brother in law and never returned from the[…]
Rescuers were busier than ever on Table Mountain in 2016, with a record number of hikers needing help, Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) said on Monday. Spokesperson Johann Marais said that last year at least 170 incidents were recorded. This equated to about 850 hours, or 35 days, of rescue[…]
Superman had to be airlifted off Table Mountain on Saturday, paramedics said. This after a man in his late forties, dressed as the superhero Superman, could not finish a fun run due to extreme exhaustion. ER24 spokesperson Pieter Rossouw said the man was participating in a fun run which started[…]
Two men who defied death, surviving rough seas and a run-in with a whale, have told of their harrowing experience after one was reunited with his family in Cape Town. The other, who is from France, spoke to his family on the phone after he was brought to shore. The[…]
Nigerian military says it has rescued 25 more children and women from Boko Haram as part of its ongoing campaign to attack and destroy the armed group’s camps in the northeast. Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said many Boko Haram fighters were killed in a gun battle on Wednesday morning.[…]
Italy has rescued about 600 migrants in six operations, one in cooperation with Maltese authorities, in the past 24 hours, the country’s coastguard told Al Jazeera. It was not immediately clear whether the rescued people included 100 Somali migrants who were stranded on a plastic boat in the Mediterranean on[…]
Rescuers have pulled a 101-year-old man and three women alive from his ruined home a week after Nepal’s earthquake claimed at least 7,250 lives, as the government warned that the death toll will climb “much higher”. Funchu Tamang was rescued from the rubble of his house with only minor injuries[…]
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