Six people have been killed by a gas explosion in an abandoned coal mine in Middelburg, South Africa.
Six people were killed by a gas explosion as they tried to steal copper cables, police say.
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Three students at a school in Johannesburg, South Africa, are killed after a footbridge connecting the main school administration to various class rooms collapses.
Two passenger trains collide in Pretoria, South Africa, killing at least four people and injuring at least 620 others.
Two lions, two hyenas, a rhino and a giraffe are killed at Kruger National Park, South Africa, after storms topple a power cable.
Five foreign demining experts, identified as two South Africans, one Croatian, one Bosnian and one Kosovar, are killed in an accidental explosion in Yemen.
A fire along South Africa's Garden Route in the Cape Province, kills at least seven people.