WATCH | Pants on fire: Man's power bank explodes in his pocket

2020-03-07 10:57

Lwando Mashiamahle was waiting for his girlfriend at OR Tambo International Airport when the power bank in his pocket overheated and combusted into flames. Fortunately, he was not injured, but he did lose his pants in the incident.

MY STORY: How faith and perseverance gave my clinically dead son (3) new life

2019-11-22 14:59

"His vibrant eyes and infectious smile make it hard to tell that he’s suffered so much."

Toddler hit and killed by mom’s car four years after sister dies

2019-11-08 13:37

A woman accidentally hit and killed her two-year-old son – four years after losing her young daughter in a similar incident.

Young man discharged 482 days after paragliding accident

2019-11-01 11:12

Kelvin van Baalen (22) spent 482 days in a hospital bed after suffering serious burn wounds in a paragliding accident last year when he flew into high-voltage electricity lines.

Potchefstroom lecturer dies in freak accident

2019-10-22 15:09

Colleagues of Rudi van de Venter (48) are still in shock over the news of the North-West University (NWU) lecturer’s death at the weekend on the Potchefstroom campus.

Parents die saving child from top-floor apartment blaze

2019-10-04 14:25

A couple have died saving their young son from a fire on the top floor of an apartment building.

Two killed in Mexico rollercoaster accident

2019-09-29 13:22

Two people were killed and two more injured when a rollercoaster carriage derailed at a theme park in Mexico, authorities have said.

Girl’s scalp ripped off in a go-cart accident

2019-09-04 15:09

Brazilian teen Débora Oliveira was taking part in a go-cart race in Boa Viagem, in Recife, when the accident happened.

Toddler falls to death from cruise ship after allegedly slipping from grandfather’s arms

2019-07-09 13:52

An 18-month-old girl reportedly plunged 46m to her death after slipping out of the arms of her granddad while they were aboard a cruise ship.

Bride-to-be has eyelashes ripped off in freak accident months before big day

2019-05-09 15:26

A bride-to-be was left horrified after a clump of her eyelashes was ripped out during a freak accident just six months before her wedding.


Woman dies in freak shower accident

2019-12-13 12:29

This young woman died after slipping in the shower and breaking her neck.

Pretoria groom-to-be seriously injured while ‘begging’ at traffic light

2019-11-14 13:29

What was supposed to be a bit of pre-wedding fun turned into a nightmare when a Pretoria groom-to-be, who’d been “begging” on a street corner for cash for his upcoming wedding, was run over.

Man dies while trying to eat 50 eggs for a bet

2019-11-07 13:22

A man has died after eating 41 eggs as part of a bet with a friend.

Man dies after slipping and landing on lit firework

2019-10-31 19:29

A Malaysian partygoer has died after he slipped and landed on a firework he had just lit while celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of light.

Woman shot in car by Labrador puppy

2019-10-08 14:52

A Labrador puppy accidentally shot a woman after she stepped on a loaded gun in a car.

Baby dies after being thrown into ceiling fan by dad

2019-10-04 13:42

A six-month-old baby girl tragically died after being hit in the head by a roof fan when her stepfather allegedly played with her and threw her into the air.

Toddler accidentally kills mom after closing window on her neck

2019-09-12 15:17

A mom died on her 21st birthday after getting her neck stuck in the closing window of her family car.

Teenager impaled by beach umbrella while on holiday

2019-08-13 13:31

A 13-year-old boy was left with serious injuries after being impaled by a beach umbrella during a family outing.

Woman tragically drowns in freak bathtub accident

2019-05-24 14:51

This young Romanian woman drowned in the bath after she reportedly hit her neck on the edge and slipped under the water.

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