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Mexico City records 19% increase in attacks by dogs

Federal data shows there were 5,665 dog attacks in the capital between January and July, 920 more incidents than in the same period of 2021.

Federal data shows there were 5,665 dog attacks in the capital between January and July, 920 more incidents than in the same period of 2021.
Dog attacks have increased over 19% in Mexico City this year, with well over 100 victims seeking treatment for their injuries in public hospitals.

Federal data shows there were 5,665 dog attacks in the capital between January and July, an increase of 19.4%, or 920 incidents, compared to the same period of 2021.

Data obtained by the Milenio newspaper showed that 141 people have arrived at the emergency departments of public hospitals to seek treatment for dog bites this year. The number of people who sought hospital treatment for such injuries surged 40.7% last year to 280 from 199 in 2020, when COVID-related restrictions were at their peak in many cities, which seemed to explain a marked decrease in dog attacks across Mexico in that year.

Health

'I heard a scream': Alligator bites Florida man's face in rare attack

Representative image

Representative image
A Florida man was heard screaming after being bitten by an alligator in a rare incident.

The victim had been swimming in Lake Thonotosassa, northeast of Tampa, when the attack occurred.

Speaking to Fox 13, a witness explained how it wasn't immediately clear what had happened. "I just heard a scream and I looked up, and I didn't see anything," they recalled.

The swimmer then emerged from the water with a "big gash" on his face. He wrapped his gaping wound in a towel and was rushed to a hospital.

Cloud Precipitation

Deadly floods in Jigawa State, Nigeria

Flood damage in Jigawa State, Nigeria
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Flood damage in Jigawa State, Nigeria, August 2022
At least 7 people have lost their lives and hundreds of homes have been damaged or destroyed after severe flooding in parts of Jigawa State in northern Nigeria.

Heavy rain from around 01 August 2022 triggered floods in several parts of Jigawa including the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kiri Kasamma, Dutse, Hadejia, Kafin Hausa, Guri, Auyo and Jahun.

Local media reported fatalities in Kiri Kasamma and Kafin-Haus. Several other people have been injured and hundreds of homes damaged or destroyed. Wide areas of farmland and crops have also suffered damage.


Attention

Beluga whale from the Arctic spotted in France's Seine river

The beluga whale was first spotted in the River Seine on Tuesday, and has since become trapped in between two locks 40 miles from Paris

The beluga whale was first spotted in the River Seine on Tuesday, and has since become trapped in between two locks 40 miles from Paris
A Beluga whale, a protected species usually found in cold Arctic waters, has been seen in France's Seine river, with authorities urging people to keep their distance to avoid distressing the animal.

Officials in the Eure department of Normandy said late Wednesday that images suggested it was a beluga separated from its pod, though they did not specify its size nor where exactly it was seen.

An adult beluga can reach up to four metres (13 feet) in length, and while they migrate away from the Arctic in the autumn to feed as ice forms, they rarely venture so far south.


Cloud Precipitation

502 killed in floods across Pakistan since mid-June

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted more rains in Sindh, including Karachi, from August 5 to 9.
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The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted more rains in Sindh, including Karachi, from August 5 to 9.
Heavy rains and subsequent floods have killed at least 502 people and destroyed thousands of homes across Pakistan since the monsoon rains began in mid-June.

The worst affected is the southwestern province of Balochistan, where the death toll has reached 150, with 15 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, according to disaster management authority officials.

The heavy downpour continued to batter several districts of Balochistan, destroying houses, roads and bridges, destroying crops and sweeping away livestock. The recent deaths were reported in Zhob, Qilla Saifullah, Kohlu, Naushki and Lasbela areas of Balochistan that endured flash floods.


Comment: Monsoon rains, floods kill 140 more in Pakistan in a week


Cloud Precipitation

About 540,000 Japan residents told to evacuate after heavy rain floods homes and roads - nearly 11 inches of rainfall in 24 hours

Houses are flooded in the town of Oe in Yamagata Prefecture on Thursday
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Houses are flooded in the town of Oe in Yamagata Prefecture on Thursday
About 540,000 people in the Tohoku and Hokuriku regions were instructed to evacuate as of Thursday morning as torrential rain swept through the Sea of Japan coast, causing floods and landslides.

The Mogami River in Nagai, Yamagata Prefecture, spilled over its banks in the early hours of Thursday, according to the land ministry. Footage from NHK and other clips shared on social media showed flooded houses along rivers, cars partially submerged and roads filled with mud in parts of Yamagata and Niigata prefectures.

The Yamagata Prefectural Government also reported that a bridge on a prefectural road had collapsed.

In Kitakata, Fukushima Prefecture, a bridge used by East Japan Railway (JR East)'s Banetsu West Line collapsed due to heavy rain on Wednesday night.


Doberman

Man mauled to death by pack of dogs in New Zealand

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A man has been brutally mauled to death by his own dogs in New Zealand - before authorities were forced to shoot one of the animals dead.

The 69-year-old was walking through his property in a remote area in Hokianga in the country's North Island when he was set upon by his pets.

Four of his six dogs had become aggressive before attacking the elderly man.

Emergency services attended the area on Puketawa Road in Panguru where they found the dogs roaming the area.

They attempted to restrain the canines but they continued to attack, with one officer forced to shoot one dead.

The remaining three involved in the attack remain on the loose.


Cloud Lightning

3 working in fields die in lightning strikes in Telangana, India

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Three persons died after being struck by lightning during heavy rain for over an hour in Jayashankar Bhupalpally district on Wednesday. Among the dead were two farmers and a woman who were all working in the fields when they were hit by lightning.

Farmer Vanga Ravi (48) died in his farm land in Ponagallu village in Regonda mandal and Katam Raghupathi Reddy (25), also a farmer, was struck by lightning while he was with his parents in their fields in Shatrajpalli village in Malhar mandal. While Arepalli Varamma (56) was felled by lightning while she was working in the fields in Gopalapuam village in Chityala mandal.

Cloud Lightning

Man dies, second person severely injured in Wyoming lightning strike

A Teton Helitack helicopter flew search and rescue team members to the site of the lightning strike on Tuesday.
© Teton County Search and Rescue
A Teton Helitack helicopter flew search and rescue team members to the site of the lightning strike on Tuesday.
A 22-year-old male died after lightning struck a group of backpackers camped at Enos Lake in the Teton Wilderness on Tuesday, Aug. 2, according to Teton County Search & Rescue.

A second adult sustained major injuries when a lightning bolt hit the backpackers at their camp.

The lightning strike fatality was the first in Wyoming in 2022 and the ninth in the U.S., TCSAR said, citing the National Lightning Safety Council.

The man who died and the person who sustained major injuries were part of a group of 14 adults on an organized wilderness trip, according to TCSAR's press release Wednesday.

TCSAR was notified of the lightning strike incident at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday and mobilized a response. An interagency helicopter from Teton Helitack was requested and flew three volunteers to the site on Tuesday evening.


Fire

Iceland volcano eruption update - New eruption begins at Geldingadalir, lava flows from a fissure

The eruption in Geldingadalir started at 13:18 today.
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The eruption in Geldingadalir started at 13:18 today.
Earlier today, a new volcanic eruption began in Iceland. Just northeast of where Geldingadalir famously erupted in 2021, the same volcanic system ejected lava out of a 100 meter long fissure. As a result, the alert level of this Iceland volcano was temporarily raised to red, and the eruption plume became visible across the peninsula. So, what will happen next? Where will the lava flow? This video will answer these two questions and the ongoing volcanic eruption.