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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
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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
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Incredible ! Strange Mammatus Clouds Appears in the Sky of Poland, Warsaw

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Waterspout spotted off Florida's southwest amid summer storms

Florida waterspout
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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.


5,000 racing pigeons mysteriously vanish en route in UK, breeders speculate "atmospheric conditions" may be to blame

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FILE PHOTO: Over 5,000 homing pigeons mysteriously disappeared during a race across the UK.
They flew the coop — and vanished into thin air.

Bird handlers are devastated after a mind-boggling 5,000 homing pigeons seemingly disappeared during a race across the UK.

"We've seen one of the very worst ever racing days in our history," pigeon hobbyist Richard Sayers wrote in a Facebook post chronicling the feathery fiasco, which occurred Saturday after 9,000 racing birds took off from Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, on a journey to the northeast. And while the 170-mile round-trip flight should've only taken three hours, over half the avian competitors were still unaccounted for as of last night.

They were reportedly part of 250,000 pigeons released in approximately 50 racing events across the country — with just 10% returning on time and another tens of thousands reported missing, the Sun reported.

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