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Lohatlha fire could have legal repercussions

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Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) raised the possibility of a legal claim against the owners of the land where the...

Army Foundation steps into the breach post CTC fire

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In the wake of a runaway fire earlier this month at the SA Army Combat Training Centre (CTC) in the Northern Cape Province the...

Army Foundation to the rescue after Military Academy fire

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SA Army personnel studying at the Military Academy in Saldanha were beneficiaries of SA Army Foundation largesse in the wake of a fire. The fire,...

Lohatla fire dead named as Gift of the Givers assists

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All six soldiers who died in a devastating veld fire at the SA Army Combat Training Centre (CTC) were non-commissioned officers (NCOs). These “departed warriors”,...

First part of Parliamentary fire report completed

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The bulk of a preliminary assessment and report on fire damage to two buildings in the Parliamentary precinct are complete according to Public Works...

AFB Waterkloof fire “an accident”

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No evidence of foul play or sabotage was discovered by SA Air Force (SAAF) investigators following a fire at the bulk fuel installation at...

AFB Waterkloof fire investigation complete

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An investigation into Sunday’s fire at Air Force Base (AFB) Waterkloof is complete with the next step being South Africa’s top soldier “applying his...

Minister Modise will be questioned on Waterkloof fire

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Sabotage as the cause of Sunday’s fire at Air Force Base (AFB) Waterkloof was unequivocally ruled out by senior communication officers from both the...

Inspection of fire damaged Parliament once building declared safe

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Parliament’s presiding officers, National Assembly (NA) Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chair Amos Masondo, are satisfied with progress containing the...

Fire destroys several hundred military vehicles at Wallmansthal

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Several hundred decommissioned and retired South African National Defence Force (SANDF) vehicles were destroyed in a fire at the Wallmansthal depot north of Pretoria...

Iran’s biggest navy ship sinks after fire in Gulf of Oman

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Iran’s largest navy ship the Kharg sank on Wednesday after catching fire in the Gulf of Oman, but the crew were safely rescued, Iranian...

Police urge parents not to leave children unattended

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Parents and guardians have been urged not to leave their children unattended after an incident where a three-year-old girl died in a house fire. “Reports...

Fire breaks out in Kenya during British military exercise

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A fire broke out in a wildlife conservancy in Kenya during an exercise by British troops stationed in the country, the British army said. “We...

Three teens charged with murder in Denver fire that killed five...

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Two of three teenage boys will be tried as adults for charges of murder and arson in a Denver house fire that killed five...

Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane catches fire at Shanghai airport, no casualties

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An Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 777 cargo plane caught fire while loading cargo at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Wednesday, the airline said, adding that...

Three dead in Lagos pipeline fire

A fire on a pipeline owned by Nigeria’s state oil company in Lagos killed three people, a Reuters witness said. The blaze broke out in...

Fire destroys SAAF Museum hangar

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An unexplained fire at the weekend in 8 Hangar at Air Force Base (AFB) Swartkop, home to the SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum, was...

Fire rages through Nigerian peoples’ camp for displaced

A fire killed at least eight people and left 15,000 others without shelter after raging through a north-east Nigerian camp for people displaced by...

Fire at Cairo station

A fire at the main train station in Egypt’s capital Cairo caused deaths and injuries, a security source and local media said. Photographs on social...

Voting machines for DR Congo election go up in flames

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A fire overnight at a warehouse in Kinshasa destroyed thousands of voting machines and ballot boxes due to be used in the December 23...

School fire in Uganda claims nine lives

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Nine students died after fire engulfed a dormitory at a secondary school in southern Uganda, police said, one of the deadliest in...

Mali mortar attack claimed by Al Qaeda

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Al Qaeda's franchise in the Sahara claimed a multiple mortar attack on a village in northern Mali during Sunday's election that disrupted...

Fire shrinks storage capacity at Libyan oil ports

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Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said storage capacity at Ras Lanuf port was cut by 400,000 barrels after a second crude oil...

Ivory Coast telecoms possibly a criminal act

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A fire last month that gutted a French telecoms group Orange facility in Ivory Coast, disrupting service for weeks, appears to have...

Children die in Guinea election related fire

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At least five children died in a fire in Guinea blamed on post-election riots in a town in the centre of the...

Cape readies for fire season

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The Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs has said it has ramped up firefighting resources in preparation for the summer fire season....

Chinese troops stage first live-fire drills at overseas base in Djibouti

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The People's Liberation Army (PLA) staged its first-ever live-fire drills at its only foreign logistics base in Djibouti, in a move designed...

Wallmannsthal fire wreaks havoc on stored military vehicles

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A runaway fire swept through parts of the Wallmannsthal military base destroying 83 vehicles, the majority of which were Samil trucks said...

Migrants saved from burning rubber dinghy

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Dozens of migrants were rescued at the weekend after jumping from a rubber dinghy that burst into flame as they tried to...

Two killed in Mogadishu after firing mortar

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Two men were killed in the Somali capital after they were spotted firing mortars apparently aimed at the international airport, police and...

Attackers set crude pipeline in Niger Delta on fire

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Attackers set fire to a crude oil pipeline in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta, a military spokesman said on Saturday, the second strike...

Robed women petrol bomb Kenyan police station

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Three robed women tricked their way into a Mombasa police station where they stabbed one officer and set fire to the building...

EgyptAir Flight 804 broke up in mid-air after fire – claim

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Evidence gathered in an investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea in May shows the plane likely...

EgyptAir flight recorder indicates fire ahead of crash

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Audio from the flight recorder of crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 mentions a fire on board the plane in its final moments, the...

Navy confirms electrical fire aboard SAS Amatola

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The SA Navy has broken its silence over the fire aboard SAS Amatola at the weekend and has confirmed it was due...

SA Navy not commenting on fire aboard SAS Amatola

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What has been said by local residents to be an impressive performance by SA Navy firefighters saw a fire aboard SAS Amatola...

Kenyan police find 75 bodies in slum fire

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At least 75 bodies have been recovered after petrol that had spilled into an open sewer caught fire and sent a wave...