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/ 21 April 2008

Eastern Cape weather claims three lives

Cold and stormy weather that hit the Eastern Cape on the weekend has claimed three lives so far, police said on Monday. Two men apparently died from the cold near Mthatha on Sunday, while a woman was killed in a storm in the province’s Ngcobo area. By Monday afternoon, snow that had been falling over the province overnight was beginning to clear up.

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/ 20 April 2008

Storm kills one person in Eastern Cape

A woman was killed and three other people injured during an overnight storm in Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape, police said on Sunday. Superintendent Mzukisi Fatyela said the woman (64) died when strong winds collapsed her home. ”There is lots of damage. Roofs were ripped off homes, whole structures came down, cars were damaged,” he said.