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Boy dies after stray dog's attack in Jordan

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A 12-year-old boy died of a dog bite in Amman a few weeks ago.

The child's family said that their son was bitten by a dog in the head around 25 days ago in the Qweismeh area, east of the capital, Amman.

In a previous statement, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Administration Tawfiq Krishan said that the rising issue of stray dogs will be solved in coordination with administrative governors and mayors.

Notably, Jordan has seen a rise in stray dogs' attacks during the past few months which caused great controversy regarding the manner in which the issue should be solved.


Five-year-old child dies in stray dog attack in Telangana, India

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In yet another incident of a stray dog attack in Telangana, a five-year-old child died on Sunday. Though he was rushed to hospital, he succumbed to the injuries.

As per the details of the incident that took place in Khammam district, Telangana, the child Banoth Bharath become a victim of a stray dog attack when he was playing with his friends on Sunday evening.

Despite the efforts of his parents, B Ravinder and Sandhya, Bharath sustained severe injuries before being taken to a private hospital in Khammam. Doctors advised shifting him to NIMS in Hyderabad, but the child passed away en route near Suryapet, Telangana.

The grieving parents of the child have returned to Putani thanda of Raghunathapalem Mandal, Khammam, and performed the last rites on Monday.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills 2 football players in western Kenya

Local media reports say two football players died after being struck by lightning while playing a match in Kisii county in western Kenya.

Two other players were taken to the hospital for emergency treatment after they got injuries during the tournament over the weekend.

A football federation official (Evans Akang'a - chairman of the Kitutu Chache North Football Kenya Federation) was quoted by the Daily Nation saying the teams were playing a friendly match when it started raining.

Akang'a said, "it is quite unfortunate that they lost their lives while playing a game that they loved most.

As federation officials, we send our condolences to the affected families." Akang'a urged the authorities to install lightning arrestors on public buildings including schools and churches to reduce the occurrence of such incidents.


6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Papua New Guinea

An earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude on the Richter scale has struck eastern Papua New Guinea.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said that the epicentre of the earthquake occurred at a depth of 211 km, 456 km northwest of the capital, Port Moresby.

There were no reports of casualties or material damage due to the earthquake.

Papua New Guinea is located along the Pacific Ring of Fire, a region that extends along the coasts of the Pacific Ocean, and is characterised by high activity of earthquakes and volcanoes.

The last earthquake struck northwest of the Kimbe town in Papua New Guinea on Mar 1, with a magnitude of 6.5 without causing material damage or human losses.


Australian town engulfed by record-breaking flood

Burketown Submerged as Queensland

Burketown submerged as Queensland hit with 'unprecedented' flooding
The flood, triggered by heavy rain over the past week, is worst in the remote Gulf of Carpentaria town of Burketown, about 1,300 miles northwest of state capital Brisbane.

Dan McKinlay, chief executive of the local council responsible for Burketown, said on Sunday that 97 residents had been airlifted out in the past 48 hours.

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology predicted water levels in the area would peak on Sunday. It said the flood had already topped a March 2011 record of 22.2 feet.

The crisis comes after frequent flooding in Australia's east over the last two years due to a multi-year La Nina weather event, including once-in-a-century floods that hit remote areas in the neighboring Northern Territory, in January.

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Snowmobiler killed in Idaho avalanche

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A snowmobiler was killed in an avalanche yesterday, Sunday, March 12th. The group of three was riding in the Stanley Lake Creek drainage of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

The victim was caught and carried while ascending a slope. They were buried over three feet deep. A nearby group of three riders responded to the avalanche, located the victim with a transceiver, and extricated them within 15 minutes. They performed CPR but resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to the victim's friends and family. The USFS Sawtooth Avalanche Center will release additional information as it becomes available.

The avalanche danger at the time of the accident was rated CONSIDERABLE. Visit www.sawtoothavalanche.com for information on current avalanche conditions.

The fatality is the 16th avalanche-related death in the US this winter and the 28th in North America.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills 4, injures 3 in Namibia

Three people reportedly died after being struck by lightning while they were watching football on Saturday afternoon at Ntara village, Kavango West region.

Two days earlier, a teenager was also struck dead at the Ncamagoro village in the same region.

"The incident at Ntara village occurred at around 17h00 when five people were standing watching soccer at Ntara sports field when they were struck by lighting. Two of the victims survived, while three others died on the spot," said Kavango West regional police commander Julia Sakuwa-Neo.

The deceased persons in the Ntara incident were identified as 43-year-old Maseka Joseph Kasinga, Haingura Paula Mbunze (16) and her 11-month-old daughter Lontine Ndambu, whom she was carrying on her back at the time of the incident.


Shocking! Stray dogs kill brothers, 5 and 7, in separate incidents in Delhi, India

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A shocking and horrifying incident made headlines where two siblings were mauled to death by start dogs in Delhi. The police on Monday informed that two brothers, aged 7 and 5 were killed in stray dog attack in two separate incidents in the Vasant Kunj area of South Delhi. A case has been registered and the probe is underway.

Two siblings killed by stray dogs in separate incidents

Delhi Police informed that the first incident took place on Friday, March 10, 2023, when the elder sibling, aged 7 years went missing. His body was recovered later with animal bites-like injuries. '2 siblings, aged 7 and 5 were killed allegedly in stray dog attack in 2 separate incidents in the Vasant Kunj area. A 7-year-old boy went missing on 10th March & his body was recovered later with animal bite-like injuries,' Delhi Police said.

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Lightning kills father, two sons in Uganda

Residents of Rwamuyoora village in Rubanda district, western Uganda were on Sunday afternoon gripped with fear and shock after lightning killed three people: A father and his two sons.

The incident happened during an afternoon downpour at Rwamuyora cell, Nyarurambi parish, Muko sub-county.

According to a statement released by Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate, the incident occurred at about 2:00 pm on Sunday as Ambrose Kanunu, 35, was in the main house with his two sons identified as Justus Asiimwe, 7 and Arnold Habomugisha, 5.

Cloud Precipitation

Floods due to fresh storm in California, evacuations as Pajaro River overflows

The Pajaro River’s levee was breached by flooding from another atmospheric river that pummeled California.

The Pajaro River’s levee was breached by flooding from another atmospheric river that pummeled California.
Extreme conditions continue to haunt the American state of California.

A fresh storm has hit the Western coastal state and raging flood waters have prompted fresh evacuations orders in the U.S. state.

The Pajaro river in the state overflowed due to heavy rain and several people living nearby had to be transported to shelter.