Many of the deaths occurred in chaotic stampedes as scores of people looted food, electric appliances, liquor, and clothing from retail centers, KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala told the press.
The deployment of 2,500 soldiers to support the South African police has not yet stopped the rampant looting although arrests are being made at some areas in Johannesburg, including Vosloorus in eastern Johannesburg.
The economic impact of COVID-19 restrictions has exacerbated the problems.
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Gonda (UP), Jul 29 (PTI) A woman and her teenage daughter were killed while three others sustained injuries after a pickup truck lost control and entered a house by the road in Chhapia area here, police said on Thursday.
New Delhi, Jul 29 (PTI) The Delhi Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday urging the Centre to posthumously confer the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour, on noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna.
Chandigarh, Jul 29 (PTI) Haryana on Thursday reported three COVID-19 related deaths taking the cumulative toll to 9,630 and 30 fresh infections pushed the total case count to 7,69,858, a daily bulletin stated.
Thane, Jul 29 (PTI) A gas leakage from a tanker on Mumbra-Panvel road in Maharashtra's Thane district caused panic and prompted the authorities to stop movement of vehicles on the route for a couple of hours on Thursday, a fire brigade official said.
Mumbai, Jul 29 (PTI) A 30-year-old person from the transgender community was allegedly brutally killed by another member of the community over a begging spot in suburban Borivali here, police said on Thursday.
Jaipur, Jul 29 (PTI) Three people have been arrested in Rajasthan’s Barmer for allegedly helping Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) aspirants to clear the examination by fraudulent means, the Anti Corruption Bureau said on Thursday.
Thane, Jul 29 (PTI) Around 100 contractual health workers employed by the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) in Thane district of Maharashtra held a ‘begging protest’ against the civic body, alleging non-payment of wages by it for the last four months.
New Delhi, Jul 29 (PTI) A Delhi court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana in a case related to his alleged involvement in the violence that ensued at the Red Fort here on Republic Day.
Coimbatore, July 29 (PTI): Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) Dr N Kumar on Thursday highlighted on balanced approach in the use of compost for maximum growth and yield of crops.
Colombo, July 29 (PTI) The five-member disciplinary committee formed by Sri Lanka Cricket has recommended a two-year bans for batsmen Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis with 18-month sanction for wicketkeeper-batter Niroshan Dickwella for their recent breach of bio-secure bubble during their tour of United Kingdom.