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Heavy torrential rainstorm leads to severe flooding, landslides and a bus accident in Hong Kong - nearly 8 inches of rain falls

South Lantau Road floods after a black rainstorm warning in Hong Kong, China

South Lantau Road floods after a black rainstorm warning in Hong Kong, China
One person was killed in a road accident, flights were delayed, and schools, court hearings and vaccination drives were briefly suspended after the Hong Kong weather department issued the year's first "black rainstorm" warning alert on Monday.

The pounding rain led to a fatal accident in the Sheung Shui town in the north district of Hong Kong, killing the driver of a bus. The driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed it into the tree as the roads were slippery following rainfall, police said. No passenger was on board during the accident.

Heavy torrential rains lashed parts of Hong Kong, triggering landslides in many places which led to traffic and suspension of activities.

Hong Kong Stock Exchange announced it will halt its trading for the morning session on Monday until the highest "black rainstorm" weather warning is cancelled.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) said in a statement that all its major products and derivatives markets (including Stock Connect trading) will resume trading in the afternoon after the warning alert was downgraded.


Over 2,500 people evacuated due to floods in far east of Russia

Flooding along the Amur River, Amur Oblast, Russia, June 2021
Flooding along the Amur River, Amur Oblast, Russia, June 2021
Over 2,500 people have evacuated their homes in response to rising river levels in Amur Oblast in the Far East Region of Russia.

As of 28 June, 764 homes were flooded across 8 municipalities of Amur Oblast, according to the Emergency Ministry, EMERCOM. in addition, over 1,800 yards and gardens were also flooded.

Roads have been completely blocked to transport in 12 locations across Magdagachinsky, Shimanovsky, Blagoveshchensky and Svobodnensky Districts. Eight bridges have also been damaged. As a result, eleven communities are isolated.


The Saudi desert turns into big rivers after severe storm

Incredible! ⚠️ The Saudi Desert Turns into Big Rivers After Severe Storm

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Extreme hailstorm hits the Beijing area


The severe hailstorm hits the city of Changping with great force! China


Rogue elephant kills 16 people over 2 months in Jharkhand, India

A rogue elephant has killed at least 16 villagers in the past two months in central India after likely being expelled from his herd "for bad behaviour", a wildlife official said Thursday.

The mature male, believed to be 15 or 16 years old, has been on the rampage in the tribal Santhal Pargana region of Jharkhand state ever since he was separated from the herd of 22 elephants.

"It's likely he was in heat and was expelled because of his bad behaviour or sexual rivalry with other males," Satish Chandra Rai, regional divisional forest officer, told AFP.

"We are studying his behaviour and a team of 20 officials is constantly trying to track him because our first priority is to protect the animal."

The elephant, which is now on its way back seeking to reunite with the herd, has managed to outwit officials with his sheer speed and unpredictability.

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Bulgaria - Flash floods in Sliven Province after 60mm (2.3 inches) of rain in 1 hour

Flash Flooding in Sliven Province, Bulgaria, 26 June 2021
© Government of Sliven Province
Flash Flooding in Sliven Province, Bulgaria, 26 June 2021
Dozens of homes were damaged after a torrential downpour in Sliven Province, Bulgaria, 26 June 2021.

Officials say as much as 60 mm of rain fell in the space of just 1 hour in the municipality of Kotel. The ensuing floods damaged property and vehicles.

Officials reported damage to homes and businesses, with flood water up to 1 metre deep. Local media reported more than 200 houses were damaged, 50 of them severely. A museum and a power substation were also damaged.

Several people evacuated their homes after floods in the nearby village of Ticha.

The government of Sliven Province said power supply was interrupted in parts of the municipality of Tvarditsa after storm damage.

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Impressive mammatus clouds appear over Warsaw, Poland, before major thunderstorm wreaks havoc

Mammatus clouds over Warsaw, Poland
© YouTube/START (screen capture)
Incredible ! Strange Mammatus Clouds Appears in the Sky of Poland, Warsaw

Comment: And then this happened...


Waterspout spotted off Florida's southwest amid summer storms

Florida waterspout
© YouTube/Storyful Rights Management (screen capture)
A waterspout was spotted off Bonita Springs in southwest Florida on June 26 as the region was hit by summer storms.

This footage by William Ross shows the waterspout extending skyward as it swirls across the water against intermittent lightning.

The inclement weather continued across the weekend, with thunderstorms and choppy marine conditions expected heading into Monday.


Three killed, another 3 injured in bear attack in Jharkhand, India

Three villagers, including two siblings, were mauled to death and three others injured in an attack by a wild bear near Barkol village at Burgarh block in Garhwa district on Friday evening, police said on Saturday.

The deceased are identified as Anit Gidh (35), his brother Sumit Gidh (38) and Raju Minz (40). Their bodies have been sent to the sadar hospital for the post mortem. Those injured were identified as Chotu Gidh (40), his wife Maryam Lakra (35) and Kamlesh Gidh (30).

They are admitted to the sadar hospital and one of them was referred to Rims in Ranchi.

Sources said some villagers were returning to their homes in Barkol village when a wild bear attacked them. While some managed to escape, the six were not so lucky and three of them died.

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Cars abandoned as floods hit Dearborn, Michigan

Cars and trucks are abandoned as flooding hits the Metro Detroit area, including Dearborn, Michigan. June 26th 2021.