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Three killed, three others injured by landslide triggered by incessant rain in Nepal

Three persons were killed while three others sustained injuries after a landslide triggered by incessant rain fell over their house in Rolpa Municipality-9 in Rolpa District.

The deceased have been identified as Pratima Budha (46), Sushila Budha (18), and Shyamkala Budha (16), informed Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Naresh Raj Subedi, at District Police Office, Rolpa.

A team of police personnel under command of DSP Subedi had reached the site following the incident. According to police, the trio was sleeping inside their house when the debris from the landslide fell over, burying them under.

Tikasingh Budha (40), Sunmaya Budha (45) and nine-year-old Shaktiman Budha, who were also sleeping in the same house managed to save themselves, added DSP Subedi.Among them, Sunmaya and Shaktiman sustained minor injuries, Subedi said.

Comment: A week ago: At least 18 dead, 21 missing after floods and landslides in 26 districts of Nepal (UPDATE)


Two critically injured in bear attack in Odisha, India

At least two persons were critically injured after being attacked by a bear in a forest near Brahmania village under Kamakshyanagar police limits in Dhenkanal district on Wednesday.

The injured have been identified as Dharmananda Nayak and Pabitra Nayak of the village.

Reportedly, the incident occurred while the duo had gone to the forest today morning in search of mushrooms. Meanwhile, they were attacked by the animal.

Later, locals rescued and rushed the injured persons to Kamakshyanagar Sub-Divisional Hospital in a 108-ambulance. They were then shifted to the Dhenkanal District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) as their condition deteriorated.


Bear tears apart and kills teen campsite worker in Russia

A bear attacked and killed a 16-year-old boy
© Ergaki Park
A bear attacked and killed a 16-year-old boy before eating his body
A tragic teen was savaged to death by a bear who devoured "half of his body" when he took a shortcut into more dangerous paths in a Russian national park.

Two other tourists were confronted by the ferocious predator nine hours later when they went to look for the 16-year-old tour guide and were confronted by the bear who lunged at them.

One of the men managed to stab the animal in the neck with a pen knife several times before playing-dead and the other rushed back to raise the alarm.

Inspectors at Ergaki National Park made a grim discovery when they discovered the bear lying on the 16-year-old boy's half-eaten body some 500 yards from the tourist camp in the Sayan Mountains.

Comment: See in addition: Bear attacks increasing worldwide


Massive waterspout off Louisiana coast

A boat of fishermen captured a massive waterspout off the coast of Terrebonne Parish in Louisiana on Monday, June 21.

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Storms trigger flash-floods in Poland, Czechia, Germany and Italy - 2.3 inches of rain in just an hour

A series of storms brought flash flooding to parts of Poland, Czechia, Germany and Italy from 20 to 22 June 2021. The city of Poznan in western Poland was among the hardest hit areas, where buildings including a hospital were damaged.

Previously storms in northern and eastern France caused flash flooding in Marne, Somme and Oise departments, where one person was reported missing in the city of Beauvais.


On 22 June stormy weather affected several areas of Poland, including the cities of Warsaw, Krakow and Poznan.

The State Fire Service carried out 1,685 interventions in response to storm damage in Wielkopolska (545), Małopolska (366), Mazovia (291), Kuyavian-Pomeranian (150) and Lodzkie (115). No injuries or casualties were reported.

Government Security Center said storms left 23,134 people were without without electricity mostly in the following Mazowieckie.


M6.0 earthquake in Peruvian capital interrupts news broadcasts and sends people fleeing their homes

Peru earthquake
© @deZabedrosky / Twitter
Peru's capital, Lima was hit by a magnitude-6.0 earthquake on Tuesday night. The tremors were caught on live TV and caused people to run to the streets.

According to the Geophysical Institute of Peru, the epicenter was located 33km southwest of the town of Mala in Lima Region. Strong tremors were felt in the capital as well.

The sudden tremors interrupted several live interviews on TV, with newscasters instructing everyone to remain calm.


Deadly tornado touches down near Montreal, Canada

A tornado was observed late Monday afternoon in Mascouche, Quebec
© Dominic Sansregret
A tornado was observed late Monday afternoon in Mascouche, Que., in the Lanaudière region.
A man in his sixties is dead, after a tornado touched down in Mascouche, Que., late Monday afternoon.

The Canadian Red Cross is deploying teams to help 50 to 100 people displaced by the damage caused by the high winds.

Municipal officials have confirmed that the man, a father of three, died in storm just after 6 p.m. Between 75 and 100 homes were damaged by the tornado, according to local fire officials.

The mayor of Mascouche, Guillaume Tremblay, offered his condolences to the family of the victim, though he was unable to give more details on the cause of death. Tremblay said two others were lightly injured.

"We have houses that were blown off their foundations," he said.

"We have electric wires everywhere in the streets and a considerable amount of fallen trees."

Comment: Other tornadic activity in the past few days include:


An impressive waterspout forms near Le Havre, France

Worthy of an apocalyptic scene. A waterspout was observed on Monday June 21, 2021 around 6 p.m., not far from the town of Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon, close to Havre (Seine-Maritime).

On social networks, Internet users have relayed impressive photos and videos of the phenomenon, which usually occurs in stormy weather.

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Hail, thunderstorms and floods in Zug, Switzerland

Zug is the largest town and capital of the Swiss canton of Zug in Switzerland. Its name originates from the fishing vocabulary; in the Middle Ages it referred to the right to pull up fishing nets and hence to the right to fish. The municipality had a total population of 30,618 in 31 December 2019.

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Drains explode and cars fill with water as floods hit Beauvais, France

Heavy rain causes torrential floods in Beauvais, Hauts-de-France, France. June 21st 2021.