Pregnant woman dies in freak incident


A 31-year-old woman, believed to be 7-months pregnant, was killed this afternoon in a freak incident on Willow Crescent in Pinetown, KwaZulu Natal. ER24 paramedics responded to the scene after receiving reports that a woman had fallen off a moving vehicle. Upon arrival, paramedics found the woman seated on the ...

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R500 000, gun seized from suspected drunk driver


A routine vehicle stop at a roadblock yielded more than police bargained for when they discovered a reported R500 000 cash in the luxury car of an alleged drunk driver. The 30-year-old man’s BMW SUV was stopped at a roadblock on the M41 between uMhlanga and Durban North on Friday ...

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Bluff boy (2) survives near-drowning


A 2-year-old boy was found floating in a swimming pool at a home in Yardley road,Bluff. After a near drowning, the child is now breathing and en route to a health facility for further care needed. The circumstances surrounding the incident aren’t clear at this stage – but reports coming ...

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Durban man killed fighting Isis in Syria was ‘innocent’

A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. The offshoot of al Qaeda which has captured swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic "Caliphate" and called on factions worldwide to pledge their allegiance, a statement posted on jihadist websites said on Sunday. The group, previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS, has renamed itself "Islamic State" and proclaimed its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghadi as "Caliph" - the head of the state, the statement said. REUTERS/Stringer (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A Durban man who died fighting in Syria earlier this week has been described as “innocent”, with “charming and beautiful” characteristics, by his family and friends. Mohammed Sadiq Vawda, 24, and his brother Ahmed Khalil Vawda, 21, left for Syria via Turkey in November 2015. The brothers lived in Sherwood. ...

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Heroic rescue bid took heavy toll


Ignorant of the lurking and deadly danger, three seamen paid with their lives for promptly responding to a distress call from labourers working on the Durban naval base on Friday. Leaking methane gas from a sewer pump pit in an unused area at the base overwhelmed the seamen, with the ...

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Death mall to rise again


The ill-fated Tongaat Mall that collapsed three years ago, killing two construction workers, has been sold and a new shopping centre is to be built on the site. PropRoyale Developments, in partnership with Investec Property and AJ Property Developments, have purchased the property from the current developer, Ravi Jagadasan, the ...

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Deadly bug hits beaches


A Durban doctor, who contracted a deadly flesh-eating bacteria through a cut on his leg while surf-skiing in the ocean, is lucky to be alive and not to have lost the limb. Dr Peter Breedt of Hillcrest, a surf-ski enthusiast, is one of several people who have got sick after ...

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Beach claims two lives


TWO men died in separate drowning incidents at Battery Beach in Durban on Wednesday. A 29-year-old man drowned just after 6pm. Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said: “Lifeguards found the man in the water. They pulled him out and tried to bring him back to life.” He said advanced life ...

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Man dies after falling from roof


A 29 year old man was killed after he fell through a roof at an industrial premises in Tongaat – KZN earlier on today. At approximately 12:15 members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving requests for medical assistance for the man who was believed ...

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