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Storms take out emergency numbers

2011-03-15 20:07

Pretoria - Residents in Pretoria and the surrounding areas are being asked to call 10177 in the event of emergencies after storms knocked out Tshwane Metro Emergency Services telephones on Tuesday.

Tshwane Emergency Services spokesperson Johan Pieterse said the emergency services' usual numbers, 012 310 6300 and 012 310 6400, had failed as a result of the storms. Telkom technicians were trying to repair them.

The Tshwane Emergency Services could still receive emergency calls if residents called 10177.

He said it was not clear how long the numbers would be out of commission.