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Must hundreds die before we take safety seriously?

Africa HYS team | 16:28 UK time, Monday, 12 September 2011

As Kenya comes to terms with the death of nearly 100 people in an oil pipeline explosion in Nairobi, Zanzibar is mourning the victims of a ferry disaster that killed nearly 200 people.  

Accidents of this nature are all too common across the continent so we ask: Is health and Safety taken seriously in your country?

People caught up in the explosion (AFP)

Whose responsibility is it to make sure we are safe? Is it the service providers or do we have a role to play in ensuring our own safety?

Do you take unnecessary risks that compromise your safety? What can be done to ensure safety guidelines are put in place and followed in all sectors?

If you would like to debate this topic LIVE on air on Tuesday 14 September at 1600 GMT, please include a telephone number. It will not be published.





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