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SA releases emergency funds for floods relief

SA releases emergency funds for floods relief

ROGAN WARD SOUTH AFRICANS were searching for survivors of floods that killed almost 400 people, according to the latest tally, washing away homes and roads and leaving thousands without shelter, water and power. The floods in Kwazulu-Natal province have knocked out power lines, shut down water services and disrupted operations at one of Africa's busiest ports. The death toll rose to 395 on Friday from an earlier estimate of 341. Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana told TV station Newsroom Afrika that an initial 1 billion rand ($68.3 million) for emergency relief was available for immediate use after the province was declared…
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Burkina Faso rescuers find no survivors in flooded mine’s rescue chamber

Burkina Faso rescuers find no survivors in flooded mine’s rescue chamber

ANNE MIMAULT and THIAM NDIAGA RESCUE workers have found no survivors in a rescue chamber deep inside a flooded zinc mine in Burkina Faso, the government and the mine owner said, all but extinguishing hope that eight missing miners could still be alive after a month. The Perkoa mine, owned by Canadian firm Trevali Mining Corp and located about 120km (75 miles) west of the capital Ouagadougou, was abruptly submerged on April 16 after torrential rain fell unexpectedly during the country's dry season. There had been faint hope during a month-long search and rescue operation that the missing men might…
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