Ladysmith Gazette’s pick of the top 5 local and international news stories of today

1. Update: Truck driver burns to death on N3 at Van Reenen

One life has been lost and another person injured in a crash involving two trucks on the N3 at Van Reenen near the Caltex Service Station.

Read full story: Update: Truck driver burns to death on N3 at Van Reenen

Police in the Uthukela Cluster have been clamping down on drugs, firearms and stolen property.

Read full story: Police clamp down on drugs, firearms and stolen property

3. Fun for the entire family at Môrester fête in Ladysmith

The fête-goers enjoyed a fun-filled Saturday outing, snacking on tasty treats and socialising with family and friends.

Read full story: Fun for the entire family at Môrester fête in Ladysmith

4. Tense Kenya awaits election results

Kenya nervously awaited the final results of its presidential election, with the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta holding a strong lead after a vote marred by opposition claims of rigging and the death of four people.

Read full story: Tense Kenya awaits election results

5. Tourism a major casualty of China quake

Tourism may prove one of the bigger casualties from a strong earthquake that struck a region of southwestern China, whose natural beauty and Tibetan heritage draw millions of visitors each year.

Read full story: Tourism a major casualty of China quake

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Nameera Sarjoo
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