Ash and slush envelop industrial Durban after South Africa unrest
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Small fires still smoulder under the collapsed roof of a label-printing company in Durban days after devastating riots shook South Africa. The Ushukela Industrial Park in the southeastern port city is one of several that has been blitzed in a spree of arson and looting that hit parts of South Africa. Riots and looting first flared in the southeastern province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), sparked by the jailing of graft-accused former president Jacob Zuma.
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Aerial shots of people looting warehouses and buildings gutted by fire in Durban as the death toll in South Africa's unrest rises to 117. The country has called up its army reserves in a bid to quell looting that has stoked fears of shortages and dealt a crippling economic blow. of looters in Durban
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