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Concerns emerge as Lusaka death toll rises – 980 deaths in a month

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According to the Lusaka City Council’s burial permit office at University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, the council has recorded at least 980 deaths in the last one month alone. Brenda Katongola, the council’s assistant Public Relations Manager said in an interview that of the 980 deaths, 164 were transferred outside Lusaka, while 549 burials were conducted within the Council’s established cemeteries, that is, both the new and old Leopard’s Hill cemeteries and Chingwere cemetery in Lusaka. The remaining 296 burials were conducted in other cemeteries within Lusaka not managed by the Council. This data was recorded between April 18th and 8th May 2017.

Did all these deaths occur at UTH?

Despite the headlines trending on social media, sources at the burial permit office confirm that these deaths did not all occur at the University Teaching Hospital but include deaths recorded around the entire Lusaka District. The confusion is most likely due to the fact that Continue reading Concerns emerge as Lusaka death toll rises – 980 deaths in a month

Downgraded to tropical depression #Dineo

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Reports have been rampant this week on #Dineo’s warpath as the cyclone hit the shores of Maputo, Mozambique late Wednesday with winds of up to 100 km/h. The cyclone has left behind a trail of destruction in her wake with roofs of houses torn off, electricity supplies cut off, flooding and roads being blocked by debris as reported by local media.

Reports on fatalities are yet to be confirmed, Storm Report SA earlier today reported;

“It is with great sadness that I can report that Tropical Cyclone Dineo took 7 lives in Mozambique after making landfall on Wednesday. Continue reading Downgraded to tropical depression #Dineo