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Floods, fires ravage South Africa

South Africa

Flooding in Cape Town has displaced some 38,000 people, mostly from squatter camps around the South African city, a local official says.

Food and blankets are being distributed to those affected, who are being housed in municipal buildings.

On the other side of the country, in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga, bushfires have killed at least 19 people and destroyed over 30,000 acres of land.


Fires force mass evacuations on Spain's Canary Islands

Bushfires sweeping across Spain's Canary Islands have ravaged thousands of hectares and forced authorities to evacuate about 11,000 people.

Spanish Environment Minister Cristina Narbona announced a state of "maximum alert" and said additional planes were being sent to the picturesque archipelago off Africa's western coast to battle the flames.

The fires, which broke out on Friday, have covered 24,000 hectares on the islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife after being fanned by strong winds.

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