Category Archives: Death

Somali capital hit by deadly twin blast


Militants have launched their first major attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu since the start of Ramadan almost two months ago.

Journalists say al-Shabab fighters stormed the ministry of the interior and national security after detonating two car bombs.

The BBC’s Somali service says there have been 10 deaths and at least 20 civilians are reported injured.

Security had been tightened in the city over Ramadan to prevent attacks.

Source: BBC Somali

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Son of Jacob Zuma dies


One of former South African President Jacob Zuma’s sons has died.

Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma, who was born in 1993, was the youngest son of Mr Zuma and his late wife Kate Mantsho.

He died on Sunday night after a short illness, reports say.

A source close to the former president told the BBC that Mr Zuma was “very distraught over the passing of his son”.

Vukile Mathabela, the media liaison for the 76-year-old former head of state at the presidency, confirmed the news of the death to local media outlet News24. He also said that details would be released later today, once a family spokesperson is appointed.

US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson posted his condolences on Twitter, saying that he is “sending prayers” to the Zuma family.

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 ‘Dead’ woman found alive in South Africa morgue fridge


A South African woman is recovering in hospital after being discovered alive in a mortuary fridge.

The woman was taken to Carletonville morgue, in Gauteng province, having been declared dead by paramedics following a road accident.

Ambulance companyDistress Alert said she had shown “no form of life”,South Africa’s TimesLive website reports.

But when a morgue worker returned to check on the body in the fridge, he found the woman was breathing.

An official has confirmed to the BBC the woman is now being treated in hospital after being referred by forensics officers. She has not been named.

An investigation into the incident is being carried out, but Distress Alert operations manager Gerrit Bradnick said there was “no proof of any negligence” on his company’s behalf.

Mr Bradnick told TimesSelect she was one of several people involved in a car accident which left two others dead on Sunday, 24 June.

Source: TimesLive

Call to end Nigeria’s ‘culture of killing’


A group of Nigerian students at Cambridge University in the UK have held a protest against the recent killings in the central Plateu state.

Authorities say 200 people were killed in three-days of conflict which started last week Thursday.

The students urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “end these killings”, saying that he has a duty to protect the lives of all Nigerians.

“These deaths from herdsmen attacks have become one too many; it has become regularised, it has become a culture, and we say no to that,” a statement from the Cambridge University Nigeria Student Society said.

Reports say fighting began when ethnic Berom farmers attacked Fulani herders, killing five of them.

A retaliatory attack on Saturday led to more deaths in a conflict that also divide people along political and religious lines.

Source: Morning Call

Nigeria fuel truck blaze kills at least nine


A petrol tanker has caught fire in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, killing at least nine people, officials say.

More than 50 vehicles, including five buses, were set ablaze after the truck lost control and spilled its contents on a busy motorway during rush hour.

The tanker is said to have crashed after its brakes failed.

Fuel explosions are common in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer. Petrol is transported via badly maintained roads and vehicles.

The incident on Thursday occurred at about 17:30 local time (16:30 GMT) on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, one of the main motorways into the city.

A representative from the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) told the BBC that the tanker lost control as it approached a bridge, and ended up falling on its side.

Petrol then began pouring from the tanker and a fire erupted. The blaze quickly spread from vehicle to vehicle.

Images later showed black smoke rising from the road and the shells of several burnt-out cars.

Source: BBC

Nigerian music star D’banj’s son drowns at home


The one-year-old son of Nigerian music star D’banj has drowned in a pool at his home in the commercial city of Lagos.

D’banj has not commented on Sunday’s incident but posted a black image on his Instagram account with the caption: “Trying Times . But my God is Always and Forever Faithful.”

He was in Los Angeles attending the BET awards ceremony when his son died.

The Afrobeats star gained world fame for his 2012 hit, Oliver Twist.

A family friend has confirmed the news to the BBC but has said there would be no further statement.

BBC Nigeria

Close your pots always!


Sad information but useful to share.

This is an unfortunate finding made in some houses.

Pots, water cans and other containers are often either uncovered or poorly covered. and generally, it is women (girls and mothers) who are super skilled in this.

Read this story, if it shocks you, please, share it to the maximum with your contacts especially with the female beings.

It’s really sad.

“A couple, whose wife is menopausal, has just lost 5 children because of the imprudence of the mother not used to cover her pots after cooking.
indeed, used to share the table with her husband, she first served her 5 children, good sauce with cow meat accompanied by foufou, waiting for dad to come.

Thirty minutes after eating, four of the five children stopped breathing without a cry.
the last child was still moving when the mother entered the living room while the first four had returned their souls. Shouting for help, the last one followed his brothers. All 5 boys are dead.
after autopsy of the forensic doctor at the request of the parents, it was found that the children were poisoned.
Who could do such an act? Is it their own mom? No visitor came to the house and all these children did not come out, it was Sunday.
after examining the pot in which the meat was prepared, it was found that a corpse of gecko (mangy little lizard crawling on the walls of the houses) was in the sauce. Mom admitted that she did not cover the pan.
the sauce being hot, the little reptile drowned, thus secreting its toxic substances which carried away those victims of maternal imprudence.
The mother, who is menopausal, wants to commit suicide. But she is guarded by the police in her own home.

This happened at GOMA in North Kivu “in the DRC.

Had they all eaten at the same time, the whole family would have died the same day.

That the woman or the man who has ears hears well.

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