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- Rescuers in Turkey pulled several people alive from collapsed buildings, a week after the country’s worst earthquake in modern history. However, hopes of many more survivors are fading and criticism of the authorities continues to grow.
- The South African Weather Service has predicted that the current heavy rains in parts of the country will persist. Yesterday, the Government declared a National State of Disaster after getting an update from the National Disaster Management Centre. The centre received reports of flooded homes, washed away vehicles as well as overflowing dams and sewage facilities in parts of the country. The floods have affected parts of Mpumalanga, the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, the Northern Cape and the North West.
- At least five people have been shot dead in two separate incidents at Desai township in Mariannhill, west of Durban. It is believed that in the first incident, three people were gunned down in a residential area nearby. A sixth person is in critical condition in the hospital.