Woman trusted neighbours to catch her toddler as she let go
A mother threw her toddler from her burning home which had been set alight by looters in South Africa.
Naledi Manyoni hurled the girl from the first floor into the arms of neighbours waiting below as smoke surrounded them, trusting they would catch the girl and keep her safe.
Violence and rioting have erupted in South Africa after the jailing last week of the former president Jacob Zuma.
It’s thought 72 people have been killed as looters ransacked shops, warehouses and other businesses, and started fires.
Ms Manyoni and other residents were trapped by a blaze that spread from the ground floor to the second floor and higher of their apartment block in the central busine...
The troops of Sector 1 Operation Hadin Kai, deployed at the Forward Operational Base (FOB) along Maiduguri-Damaturu road, have rescued 17 civilians from being kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said the terrorists had attempted to infiltrate Auno village through the Rail Line adjacent to the community, but were quickly intercepted by troops in a fierce gun duel.
According to him, further exploitation conducted by troops of 7 Division Garrison and 212 battalion, resulted in the successful rescue of the commuting civilians, who were abducted during the attack at Kontori along Maiduguri-Damaturu road.
He said that the rescued civilians have been ad...
The bodies of nine victims have been found in Russia's Far East a day after a plane carrying 28 people crashed.
The bodies of nine victims have been found in Russia's Far East a day after a plane carrying 28 people crashed. (Photo: AP/PTI)
Rescuers have found the bodies of nine victims a day after a plane crash in a remote area in Russia's Far East, local authorities said.
An Antonov An-26 carrying 28 people crashed Tuesday near its destination town of Palana in the region of Kamchatka, apparently as it came in for a landing in bad weather.
Wreckage was found Tuesday evening on a coastal cliffside and in the sea, and the search and rescue operation was suspended until Wednesday morning after night fell, as the crash site was difficult to access in the dark.