Disasters

Heavy rains wreak havoc

2 months ago - 06 April 2018 | Disasters

Swakopmund was on the receiving end of heavy showers on Monday.The unexpected 40 mm of consistent precipitation that lasted for almost two hours, caught many off guard and brought along some unwanted repercussions. Residents of...

Flames destroy wholesaler

2 months ago - 06 April 2018 | Disasters

A fire decimated Swakopmund's Metro Cash & Carry as well as the Metro Liquor branch early on Monday morning, causing millions of dollars' worth of damage. Significant damage was also reported at Klimas Glass located...

Help for shack fire victims

5 months ago - 05 January 2018 | Disasters

Otis Finck Municipal councillors distributed blankets and goods to victims of a shack fire in Kuisebmond recently. Eben Gawaxab, the founder of Helping Hands, and Stanley 'Ou Stakes' Hamaseb, a well known...

Support for shack fire victims

7 months ago - 10 November 2017 | Disasters

Otis FinckNampol and Helping Hands, a non-profit organisation, recently brought some relief for 43 families who were victims of shack fires. Various donations were handed over to the mayor of Walvis Bay as the...

Many victims left homeless

1 year - 26 May 2017 | Disasters

Adolf Kaure and Leandrea LouwNo injuries or deaths were reported during the shack fire which occurred in Mondesa extension number 8 last week.According to the Namibian police's regional crime investigations coordinator for the Erongo region,...