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Six South Africans killed at naval base after sewer gas leak

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 17 (Reuters) Six South African men, including three soldiers, died today when they were overcome by methane gas leaking from a sewer at a naval base in Durban, a navy spokesman said.
"There was gas leak and some of the workers called our soldiers for help," said Brigadier General Mafi Mgobozi, spokesman the Naval Base situated on Salisbury Island off South Africa's east coast.
"The three soldiers went down into the sewer pit to try and rescue them, and all six of them were overcome by gases," he said, adding that 22 people had been taken to hospital for treatment.
Emergency service ER24 said in a statement that rescue teams had already retrieved the bodies of six men from the sewer pit.
"Paramedics assessed all six men and found that they showed no signs of life," ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said, adding that local authorities were investigating the incident.
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China wants to see smooth, stable elections in Bangladesh

19 Apr 2018 | 10:19 PM

Dhaka, Apr 19 ( UNI) China, the biggest trade partner with $ 15 billion exports to Bangladesh, wants to see the upcoming general elections to be smooth and stable.

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PM holds meeting with leaders of Commonwealth nations on sidelines of CHOGM

PM holds meeting with leaders of Commonwealth nations on sidelines of CHOGM

19 Apr 2018 | 9:47 PM

London, Apr 19 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held meetings with leaders of the Commonwealth Nations on the sidelines of the CHOGM meeting in London.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: No valid reason for vaccine hesitancy

19 Apr 2018 | 5:55 PM

Sarajevo, Apr 19 (UNI) Immunisation rates in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina are as low as 40 per cent in some areas and continuing to decline, increasing the risk of large disease outbreaks.

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US will hurt itself with action on ZTE, says China

19 Apr 2018 | 5:51 PM

Beijing, Apr 19 (UNI) China said on Thursday that the Trump administration's action against leading Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp will damage itself, reports news agency Xinhua.

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New data from Africa allays fears of bowel obstruction from rotavirus vaccine

19 Apr 2018 | 5:12 PM

Brazzaville, Apr 19 (UNI) An evaluation carried out by the World Health Organisation (WHO), US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and country partners shows that administering monovalent rotavirus vaccine to African infants does not increase the risk of intussusception above base line levels.

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