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Snake spits venom into eyes of Durban security guard

A Durban security guard is in hospital in a critical condition after a Mozambican cobra sprayed venom into his eyes on Monday. Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) armed response guard Lushen Naidoo was responding to a call-out in Verulam, north of Durban, when he was attacked by the 1.5m cobra. According to the website African […]

Person Injured As Informal Settlement Burns in Durban

Durban ( CBD ) Bellair Road Informal Settlement. [Photo's Supplied By ER24 Discovery Medicopter and Ground Crew] One person has been injured after trying to put out a fire at a informal settlement in Bellair road this morning. ER24 Discovery Medicopter flew over the scene and notified the ER24 ground crew and other emergency services […]

Abandoned Prison Burns in Durban

The prison holding cells in Moss street, between Todd and Wick Streets in Verulam, were well alight this evening. Fortunately the prison has been abandoned for some time, and there were no people injured in the incident. The Fire department was on scene to extinguish the blaze. The Verulam Police were also on scene to […]

Building On Fire in Durban CBD

A fire broke out this afternoon in a rundown building in the Durban CBD area. ER24 arrived on the scene to find the Durban Fire Department on scene with Fire Fighters inside the building. A member of public who ran into the building before the authorities arrived was treated for smoke inhalation and was placed […]

Church goers drown at Durban beach

Two members of a Potchefstroom apostolic church drowned in a botched baptism at Durban’s North Beach this morning. Another man who was also swept out to see is in a serious but stable in Durban’s Addington Hospital. It is thought that the three men were part of a group wading in the shallows when a […]

Woman dies after Durban parachute accident

A woman, aged 34, died on Sunday afternoon in a Durban parachuting accident, the Parachute Association of SA said. “The fatality occurred after a freefall skydive from 12,000 feet,” said Mark Bellingan, the parachute association’s national safety and training officer in a statement about the accident at the Durban Skydive Centre which left Hymne Cajeux […]

Pedestrian accidents widespread in Durban

In the past 24 hours within the eThekwini Metro one man has been killed and two others critically injured when they were struck by cars south of Durban. In the initial incident a man was critically injured yesterday afternoon when he was struck by a car while changing a tyre on the N2 south bound […]

Photos from accidents in Durban

Taxi accident at Ruth First Photo of accident on Northway near Oxford road Bayhead Road Truck Smash [Photos from Netcare 911]

Boy (14) in a serious conditon after Durban North near drowning

A fourteen-year-old boy is in a serious but stable condition after a near drowning at a Durban North eThekwini Municipality Pool this afternoon. It is thought that the boy had been swimming with friends when he got into distress. eThekwini Municipal Lifeguards stationed at the pool were alerted when other bathers noticed that the boy […]

Centurion accident leaves eight injured

Netcare 911 paramedics and other services responded to an accident on the N1 Ben Schoeman Highway close to the N14 in Highveld, Centurion this afternoon. Upon their arrival on scene they found that a light delivery vehicle transporting people on the back rear-ended a bus. Five people sustained serious injuries and three people sustained moderate […]