Car Goes Through House Roof Of Durban Home: Driver And Residents Unhurt

A car has flown off a road and smashed through the roof of a house in South Africa’s coastal city Durban, emergency services firm ER24 says.

The driver said he drove over a ramp, and this led him to crash into the house in Kwamakhutha township, it said.

He escaped injury, while a person sleeping in a room next to the one where the car landed was also unhurt, ER24 added.

“It’s really kind of miraculous,” ER24 spokesman Pieter Rossouw told the BBC.

South Africa has a high fatality rate from road accidents caused mainly by bad driving and alcohol abuse. by BBC. Source: BBC

All 113 onboard a 50 year old Indonesian military C130 Hercules jet, die in plane crash

An Indonesian military plane has crashed in a residential area in the capital of North Sumatra with 113 people on board, according to Indonesian Air Force officials.

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Rescue teams are working through the night to recover bodies from the wreckage of the plane.

Indonesian Air Force chief of staff Agus Supriatna said 72 bodies had so far been pulled from the rubble, and 23 of those bodies had been identified.

He said there was no way anybody could have survived the crash.

It is unclear whether the victims were military personnel or civilians.

Mr Supriatna said the 50-year-old C130 Hercules had 12 crew and another 101 passengers on board when it took off from Soewondo Air Base in Medan shortly before midday (local time) on Tuesday.

Minutes into the flight, the pilot requested permission to return to the base.

The plane then banked to the right and plummeted into the ground, bursting into flames and wiping out buildings, including part of a hotel.

Indonesian military spokesman Major General Fuad Basya told the ABC the cause for the crash is yet unknown.

He said the plane did not have a black box flight record, which would make investigations into the crash difficult.

Dozens of people on the ground were also killed nearly ten years ago, when a commercial jet crashed in the same street.By Indonesian correspondent. George Roberts.  source-abc.net.au

2 Die as speeding ‘Tenda’ Bus, loses control and crashes into trees

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Travelling on Zimbabwe’s public transport is literally gambling with one’s own life as buses and commuter buses are frequently involved in horrendous  accidents that result in unwarranted deaths.
Most of these accidents, can be attributed to poor road conditions, non road worthy vehicles, unlicenced drivers and dangerous drivers. The latest accident involving major public transport,  involved a speeding Mutare bound Tenda  Bus service, whose driver lost control and crashed into trees on Friday.
2 passengers died on the spot, while 31 others were seriously injured and taken to
Rusape General Hospital for treatment. by Sibusiso Ngwenya
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