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Tornado damages Brisbane airport as supercell storm batters south-east Queensland, Australia - Almost 4 inches of rain in an hour reported

A tornado touched down in Brisbane on Friday causing damage at the airport, mainly at the international terminal.
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A tornado touched down in Brisbane on Friday causing damage at the airport, mainly at the international terminal.
A tornado has damaged buildings at Brisbane airport as a supercell thunderstorm battered south-east Queensland.

The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed a tornado formed near the airport at about 10am on Friday, with video footage showing it touching down for only a minute or two.

The storm cell hit about 11am, with footage taken at the airport showing catering pods being blown around on the tarmac near a boarding gate.

The Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) said there was some damage, mainly centred on the international terminal.


Doberman

Child apparently killed in attack by family dog in Creek County, Oklahoma

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A child who died Wednesday night was apparently attacked by a family dog, the Creek County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

Details about the child, such as age, were not provided.

The Sheriff's Office said it got a call around 7:20 p.m. about a missing child south of Kiefer. After deputies got there, a family member found the child on the property, and the child was pronounced dead soon after.

The dog is being held at an animal control facility.


Attention

Mud volcano Shugo erupts in Krasnodar Krai, Russia

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Not far from the village of Varenikovskaya, the active mud volcano Shugo began to erupt. Its height reaches 163 meters. It is the largest in the Kerch-Taman volcanic region.

The volcano is very dangerous. Hot mud flies out of its craters, which scatters several tens of meters. But now the craters are inactive: rare and unstable ejections can be observed.

According to the head of the Crimean region, Sergei Les, the volcano has been active for many years. His incessant work is associated with the growth of the Caucasian mountain system.

Volcanic mud, which contains bromine and iodine, is regularly replenished. Now Shugo is under protection and will be closed for tourists for the time being for safety reasons.


(Translated by Google)

Windsock

Storm Aurore blasts parts of Western Europe leaving 250,000 French homes without power - 109 mph winds recorded

A picture shows a fallen tree after the Aurore storm on October 21, 2021 in Plozevet, Brittany.
© Fred Tanneau/AFP
A picture shows a fallen tree after the Aurore storm on October 21, 2021 in Plozevet, Brittany.
A powerful autumn storm, named Aurore, blasted parts of western Europe on Thursday, knocking out power to a quarter of a million French homes and damaging buildings in at least four countries.

Train services were disrupted by uprooted trees littering tracks in France, Germany and the Netherlands and roofs were ripped off many buildings, including at part of the stadium used by the professional soccer club in the Belgian port city of Antwerp.

A tornado early Thursday caused damage in Schwentinental, a town near the German Baltic Sea port city of Kiel. Fire service official Kai Laessig told German news agency dpa that it destroyed greenhouses and brought down trees, which hit cars, but no one was injured. Several houses were damaged.


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Manam Island volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea

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The Manam Island volcano has been active for the last two months but remained at peace until Tuesday when it exploded into action, belching thick smoke, plume, lava and fire in a spectacular show.

Dugulava ward seven councillor of Manam Island Paul Maburau told The National yesterday that it erupted at about 10pm and the islanders who had gone back there from the care centre at Bogia were afraid and calling for help constantly.

Maburau, who is in Bogia, said he had texted Madang Governor Peter Yama and Bogia MP Robert Naguri on the situation on the island and Naguri responded saying there would be help coming for the people.

"Our MP said he will arrange for fuel to bring our people to a safe area and we will move them if there is a huge eruption," he said.


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At least 13 people dead due to heavy snowfall in Uttarakhand, India

Rescue workers taking an injured trekker rescued from Lamkhaga Pass to hospital on Thursday

Rescue workers taking an injured trekker rescued from Lamkhaga Pass to hospital on Thursday
At least 13 people, including 10 trekkers, have died at separate places in Uttarakhand after getting trapped due to snowfall in the mountainous region, officials said on Thursday. The dead include three porters working for the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), posted along the India-China border in Uttarkashi district. Five people have been rescued while six remain missing.

One of the trekkers' groups went missing en route to Lamkhaga Pass near Harsil in Uttarkashi district, 230 km from Dehradun, on October 14. Of the nine porters accompanying them, six managed to return safely. They informed the authorities about the three missing porters and eight trekkers.

District disaster management officer (Uttarkashi) Devendra Patwal said the rescuers compromising State Disaster Response Force and air force personnel spotted five of the bodies near Lamkhaga Pass on Thursday morning. "The bodies will soon be airlifted from the spot," he said. "The rescue workers managed to rescue one of the trekkers who was found alive there. He has been shifted to the army hospital in the district." Seven of these eight missing trekkers were from West Bengal while one was from Delhi.


Comment: Also relevant: Flood death toll rises to 46 in the Indian state of Uttarakhand - Almost 19 inches of rain in 24 hours (UPDATE)


Cloud Lightning

2 of family killed in lightning strike in West Bengal, India

Two people have died after they were struck by lightning at Manoaha, a village near Agotime Kpetoe.

Two people have died after they were struck by lightning at Manoaha, a village near Agotime Kpetoe.
Two members of a family were killed after lightning struck them in West Bengal's Malda district, police said on Thursday.

The incident took place in Alal gram-panchayat area under the Gajol Police Station limits on Wednesday when the two were working in a paddy field, an officer said.

Manirujjaman (36) and his nephew Amir Hossain (14) died on the spot, he said. The bodies have been sent to Malda Medical College for post-mortem examinations, the officer added.

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6.0-magnitude quake hits south of Fiji Islands: USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted south of the Fiji Islands at 08:10:43 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 497.22 km, was initially determined to be at 25.2396 degrees south latitude and 179.644 degrees east longitude.

Cloud Lightning

Lighting kills 11 cows simultaneously in Cambodia

The dead cows in the barn.
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The dead cows in the barn.
At least 11 cows were killed by lightning at the same time.

The incident is said to have happened at about 09:30 October 20, in a rice field in Boeung Tim village, Ta Pon commune, Sangke district, Battambang province.

The cows were killed by lightning as their owners chased them to graze together the fields while others while others were killed while tied up in the barn.

There was heavy thunderstorm in the early hours of Wednesday in some districts in Battambang province.

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5.33 million rai (2.1 mill. acres) of agricultural areas affected by floods since Sept 1 in Thailand

5.33 million rai of agricultural areas affected by floods since Sept 1

5.33 million rai of agricultural areas affected by floods since Sept 1
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives reported on Sunday that over 5.33 million rai of agricultural areas several regions of Thailand have been affected by floods from September 1 to October 15.

5.33 million rai of plantation in 48 provinces have been affected by floods, while the total number of affected farmers is estimated at 463,615," said the ministry's Centre for Agricultural Disaster Mitigation. "Of these, 3.61 million rai is rice paddy, 1.67 million rai is crops fields, and 39,500 rai is fruit plantations and others. The ministry will provide an initial financial aid of Bt6,700 per affected household."

Fishery businesses in 38 provinces have also been affected by the floods with total damaged areas of over 57,000 rai, affecting about 40,900 farmers. The ministry will provide an initial financial aid of Bt22,272 per affected household in this group.


Comment: Thailand hit with new flooding amid heavy rains