Are you going on holiday? – ER24 report

As the year draws to a close and the festive season starts, ER24 is urging everyone not to let their guard down while they go on vacation. It is vital whether you are on the roads or at home to stay safe during this time and to also keep an eye on your children at all times.

War criminal drink poison in court – Video

INTERNATIONAL NEWS A Bosnian Croat war criminal has died after drinking poison during an appeal hearing in The Hague. Slobodan Praljak, 72, died in hospital, with the UN court announcing that the courtroom was now “a crime scene”. On hearing that his 20-year jail term had been upheld, the ex-commander of Bosnian Croat forces said he was not a criminal and then drank from a bottle. In 2013, he was sentenced for crimes in the city of Mostar during the Bosnian war from 1992-95. Praljak was one of six former Bosnian Croat political and military leaders up before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). They were attending the final appeals judgment to be handed down by the court. Though allies against the Bosnian Serbs in the war, Bosnian Croats and Muslims also fought each other for a period of 11 months, with Mostar seeing some of the fiercest fighting.

21 Beseer in ongeluk

21 Mense is beseer nadat ‘n bakkie en afleweringsvoertuig vanoggend in ‘n botsing betrokke was.

Drowning – Death in 3+ minutes

With the holiday season around the corner, the public must be aware of the real dangers of water. A seven-year-old boy drowned last week at ZambiBush resort, north of Pretoria. Bohlale Mokoena’s body was discovered early on Sunday morning after he went missing the previous afternoon. IT TAKES A FEW SECONDS FOR A CHILD OR PERSON TO BE IN TROUBLE, WHETHER ITS A POOL, RIVER, SEA, SLIP-A-SLIDE, ETC. Depends on how you define “drowning”. Actual death may take 3-4 minutes, but “drowning people can only struggle on the surface of the water from 20 to 60 seconds before submersion occurs.” If a person is in the process of drowning, that’s your rescue window. It is vital for anyone around kids and water that Children playing in the water make noise. When they get quiet, you get to them and find out why.

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