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LAKESIDE: TWO SURVIVED AFTER MOVING TRAIN SMASHES INTO CAR IN CAPE TOWN (PHOTOS)

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics, metro services and fire services arrived on the scene and found the car lying on the tracks next to the train.

CAPE TOWN – Two people were injured on Tuesday, when a train crashed into a car on Uxbridge road in Lakeside, Cape Town authorities said.

Richard Bosman of the City of Cape Town, said: “At 13:35 this afternoon, we had an accident between a train and a motor vehicle at the Uxbridge Road level crossing, that is in the Lakseside area. We have two people, a male and a female, that is trapped in the vehicle.”

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics, metro services and fire services arrived on the scene and found the car lying on the tracks next to the train.

“Upon closer inspection, paramedics discovered a man and woman lying trapped inside the light motor vehicle. Both patients were found to be in a serious condition. Metro and Fire services had to use specialised equipment to free both patients from the vehicle,” Meiring said.

Picture: City of Cape Town

“Once freed, paramedics treated both patients and provided them with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, Metro Services transported the patients to Victoria Provincial Hospital for further treatment. Fortunately, no-one from the train sustained any injuries.”

He said that the cause of the crash was unknown and would be investigated by authorities who were on the scene.

SA HUNTER CRUSHED TO DEATH BY ELEPHANT DURING HUNT IN ZIMBABWE

Theunis Botha was leading a hunt when they stumbled across a herd of elephants on Friday.

Theunis Botha. Picture: facebook.com

 

CAPE TOWN – Reports from Eye Witness News has it that a Johannesburg hunter has been crushed to death by an elephant in Zimbabwe.

Theunis Botha was leading a hunt when they stumbled across a herd of elephants on Friday.

It’s understood that three elephants approached the hunters and Botha opened fire, prompting a fourth elephant to lift him up with her trunk.

According to Netwerk24, another member of the group fired a fatal shot at the elephant, who fell on Botha.

His company website (Game Hounds Safaris) says he perfected leopard and lion hunting safaris with hounds in Africa.

Botha is survived by his wife and five children.

SCREAMING CHILDREN, FRANTIC PARENTS, CHAOS, PANIC AFTER DEADLY MANCHESTER EXPLOSION

Police on Tuesday said they are still gathering information about the explosion, which they are treating as a “terrorist incident”.

Susan Walton and her daughter Katie who attended the pop concert by US star Ariana Grande pose in Manchester. (Paul Ellis, AFP)

“Panic”, “chaos”, “confusion” – these are just some of the words used by witnesses to describe what followed a blast at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in the northern English city of Manchester that killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens on Monday night.

“We just heard a bang,” concert-goer Sadat Khan told Al Jazeera.

“A few seconds later there was a massive stampede of panic and shouting and screaming,” Khan said.

He added that those near him, the majority of whom were children and teenagers, ran towards the exits, “jumping on chairs and trying to run as fast as they could”.

Sam Ward, another witness, described a “huge” explosion.

“Imagine like a two-story brick wall had separated itself from a building,” Ward told Al Jazeera.

‘Children screaming’

Video from inside the arena showed concert-goers screaming as they made their way toward exits amid a sea of pink balloons.

Catherine Macfarlane told the Reuters news agency the blast hit after the concert was over.

“We were making our way out and when we were right by the door there was a massive explosion and everybody was screaming,” Macfarlane said.

“It was a huge explosion – you could feel it in your chest. It was chaotic. Everybody was running and screaming and just trying to get out.”

Police responded to reports of an explosion shortly after 10:35pm at the arena, which has the capacity to hold 21 000 people, where the US singer had been performing to an audience that included many children.

Messages flooded social media as loved ones searched for news regarding family and friends who had attended the concert.

Near the arena, witnesses said the said they saw concert-goers fleeing in panic after hearing the explosion.

“We basically heard two loud bangs,” Alan Brennan told Al Jazeera. “One was very quickly followed by the other.”

He said he looked outside and could “see people running, screaming … there were lots of children screaming. It was horrific.”

Paula Robinson, 48, was at the train station next to the arena with her husband when she felt the explosion and saw dozens of teenage girls screaming and running away from the arena.

Robinson took dozens of teenage girls to the nearby Holiday Inn Express hotel and tweeted out her phone number to worried parents telling them to meet her there. She said her phone has not stopped ringing since her tweet.

“Parents were frantic running about trying to get to their children,” she added.

A father who attended the concert with his young daughters spoke of disbelief.

“Why? What’s the point? I mean we brought our children out for a day out thinking we’ll have a really good concert, they’ll remember the concert but probably for the wrong reasons. Innocent people.”

‘Appalling terrorist attack’

Shortly after the explosion, Greater Manchester Police tweeted asking people to stay away.

“The incident took place outside the venue in a public space,” police said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims.”

The local ambulance service said on Twitter it had taken 59 casualties from the incident and treated “a number of walking wounded on scene”.

British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the incident, calling it an “appalling terrorist attack”.

“We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack,” May said in a statement.

May will hold a meeting of the country’s top security committee at 09:00.

A “precautionary controlled explosion” was carried out near the venue on a package that was believed to be a suspect device, but turned out to be “abandoned clothing, not a suspicious item”.

Manchester Arena, which opened in 1995, is the largest indoor arena in Europe, according to its website.

A spokesman for Ariana Grande’s record label said the singer was “okay”. The concert was part of Grande’s The Dangerous Woman Tour.

Grande tweeted that she was “broken” after the incident.

– News24

PHOTO: Susan Walton and her daughter Katie who attended the pop concert by US star Ariana Grande pose in Manchester. (Paul Ellis, AFP)

TRAFFIC: FIRE DESTROYS THREE CLASSROOMS IN MANENBERG SCHOOL

The WCED says it’s looking into measures to accommodate learners while investigating the cause of a fire at a Manenberg school.

A view of one of the classrooms that was destroyed in the blaze at Silverstream Secondary school in Manenberg, Cape Town. Picture: Ilze-Marie Le Roux/EWN.

CAPE TOWN – The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) says it’s looking into measures to accommodate learners while investigating the cause of a fire at a Manenberg school.

Several classrooms were destroyed in the blaze that broke out on Saturday.

No injuries were reported.

Spokesperson for the MEC Jessica Shelver says, “A fire broke out at Silverstream Secondary school in Manenberg on Saturday at around 12pm. The City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services responded to the call. There’s extensive fire damage and three classrooms were destroyed in the fire.”

 

-Eye Witness News

PHOTO: A view of one of the classrooms that was destroyed in the blaze at Silverstream Secondary school in Manenberg, Cape Town. Picture: Ilze-Marie Le Roux/EWN.

 

 

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TAXI DRIVER FLEES AFTER 14 PEOPLE INJURED IN CRASH

Fourteen people were injured‚ one critically‚ when a taxi crashed in Allandale Road‚ Midrand‚ on Wednesday morning.

MIDRAND – Emer-G-Med operations manager Jurgen Kotze said the taxi drove into a flatbed truck‚ after which the driver fled the scene.

“The taxi went into the back of the truck‚ leaving the passenger in the left front seat trapped and in a critical condition. The front seat passenger had to be cut out of the vehicle and was freed after being trapped for over 40 minutes‚” said Kotze.

All 14 passengers were transported to hospital.

The driver of the taxi is still on the run.

 

-Times live

PHOTO: The scene of the accident in Midrand, Johannesburg, on Wednesday morning.
Image by: Emer-G-Med 

BOY, 12, ACCIDENTALLY SHOT DEAD GIRL LIVE ON FACEBOOK

It happened on Tuesday afternoon in Santa Rosa de Calchines, about 40 km from Santa Fe.

Facebook gun death

A 12-year-old boy has accidentally killed a girl of the same age while filming with a shotgun on Facebook Live in Argentina.

Local reports say the girl was shot in the face by the boy, who was said to be using a shotgun belonging to his father.

There were reportedly two other youngsters there at the time of the tragedy, with one of them filming.

Police are said to be investigating the death of the girl, named locally as Georgina Magali Vega, but treating it as an accident.

The killing is not the first to be streamed live on the social network’s streaming service.

Wuttisan Wongtalay with his daughter © Other Wuttisan Wongtalay with his daughter

Last month in Thailand, Wuttisan Wongtalay filmed himself murdering his 11-month-old daughter live on the site, before killing himself.

 

-Sky News

PHOTO: © Other Facebook gun death

ZIM PASTOR ‘TRYING TO WALK ON WATER LIKE JESUS’ EATEN ALIVE BY CROCODILE

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A pastor in Zimbabwe has been eaten alive by crocodiles after he attempted to show his congregation he could walk on water.

Jonathan Mthethwa of the Saint of the Last Days church, in White River Mpumalanga, died after walking 30 metres into a crocodile infested river Read more

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