Tributes poured in on Wednesday for anti-apartheid singer Johnny Clegg, who has died aged 66, with politicians, musicians and friends lauding the “White Zulu” for building bridges in a divided nation.
At least 74 people died, some after jumping through windows on the still-moving train to escape the blaze.
With the help of dogs and more than 200 experts flown in from across Europe, rescuers worked through the night to locate survivors. By Wednesday morning, the death toll was up to 28 while 45 people had been rescued, the defence ministry said in a statement.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, Crown Princes, Sheikhs, and large crowd this afternoon performed funeral prayers on the body of the late H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed The First Mosque in Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi.
Emirati national, Omar Al Saedi, shared a video on Twitter showing Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed taking the wheel.
Bryant, 41, was travelling Sunday with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers and crew when their helicopter slammed into a rugged hillside in thick fog in Calabasas, west of Los Angeles.
Indian community members as well as members of the medical fraternity mourned the untimely and shocking demise of Dr. Sudhir Rambhau Washimkar, Internal Medicine Specialist and a frontline warrior who was at the forefront in treating and attending to Covid-19 patients at Burjeel Royal Hospital, Al Ain.
Official mourning has been declared for a week. Government ministries and departments will be closed for three days starting Thursday.
Survivors and volunteers were still sweeping rubble-strewn streets a week after a large depot of industrial chemicals blew up in an explosion so powerful it was dubbed "Beirutshima" on social media.