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Lightning strikes kill 19 people in 24 hours in Bihar, India

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At least 19 people were killed and seven others injured due to lightning strike in India's eastern state of Bihar, state-run broadcaster All India Radio said Saturday, reported Xinhua.

Heavy rains and thunderstorms accompanied by lightning strikes lashed the state during the past 24 hours affecting 10 districts.

Reports said most casualties occurred when lightning struck people working in fields and taking shelter under trees during the rain.

India Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert for the next 24 hours, predicting heavy rain accompanied by thunder and lightning in the northern, southeast and south-central parts of Bihar.

Every year with the onset of the monsoon season, hundreds die in lightning incidents in India.

Bernama, Xinhua

Cloud Precipitation

Heavy rains cause flooding in southern Guatemala

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Severe flooding submerged the streets of San Miguel Petapa, located in southern Guatemala, on the night of July 5.

Dramatic video captured residents navigating through waist-deep floodwaters.

Fortunately, no fatalities have been reported.

Authorities are monitoring the situation closely as they work to provide relief and assess the damage.


Volcano

Italy: Volcano on Sicilian island of Stromboli erupting

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New video shows the volcano spewing smoke and ash while lava flows into the Mediterranean Sea.


Comment: Nearby on the main island of Sicily: Mount Etna spits lava into the night sky


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Double waterspouts over Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana on July 5

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Double water spouts were spotted over Lake Pontchartrain near the Twin Spans between New Orleans and Slidell Friday morning.


Comment: A day earlier: Large waterspout over Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana on the 4th of July


Doberman

Dog attack turns lethal for homeless man in Fresno, California

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A reported dog attack caused the death of a man in Fresno Thursday.

At 5 a.m. that day, authorities responded to reports of screams near an orchard at the intersection of North and Peach avenues in Fresno, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office reported.

Deputies and emergency medical personnel found an injured homeless man who said he had been attacked by a husky-type dog.

Despite medical intervention and transport to the hospital, the man died due to significant blood loss.

Deputies searched the area but did not find the dog.

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office has launched an investigation into the incident and urges anyone with information to contact them at 559-600-3111.

Cloud Precipitation

Hurricane Beryl makes landfall in Mexico

Torn-off branches cover a Tulum street as Hurricane Beryl passes through Mexico, on July 5, 2024.
© Fernando Llano, APTorn-off branches cover a Tulum street as Hurricane Beryl passes through Mexico, on July 5, 2024.
Hurricane Beryl hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Friday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to some popular resort towns.


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Tornado kills one, injures 79 in China's Shandong province

A destructive tornado tore its way through Dongming County, situated in China’s eastern province of Shandong, resulting in a tragic loss of life and numerous injuries.
A destructive tornado tore its way through Dongming County, situated in China’s eastern province of Shandong, resulting in a tragic loss of life and numerous injuries.
A tornado swept through China's eastern province of Shandong on Friday, killing one person and injuring scores of others, officials said.

Authorities said 79 people were taken to hospitals with injuries of varying degrees in Dongming county.

The tornado swept through the town, uprooting trees and tearing off store signs, according to videos on state media. Large amounts of debris swirled in the air.


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Hurricane Beryl batters Jamaica

Storm batters Jamaica
Storm batters Jamaica
Beryl wreaked havoc across the Caribbean as a Category 4 storm, knocking down power in much of Montego Bay and causing extensive reported damage across the island of Jamaica.


Comment: Earlier along its route: Hurricane Beryl: At least 6 dead in Caribbean as record-earliest Atlantic storm upgraded to Category 5


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Large waterspout over Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana on the 4th of July

A large waterspout formed over Lake Pontchartrain
A large waterspout formed over Lake Pontchartrain
A waterspout was also spotted on the Lake on July 4th, 1981, according to the National Weather Service.


Attention

Two elderly people killed in elephant attack in Assam, India

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Two elderly people were tragically trampled to death by an irate elephant in Assam's Goalpara district on Sunday night.

The deceased have been identified as Ilawati Rabha (56) and Gunj Rabha (70). According to information, the incident occured at Lakhipur area wherein the duo was caught off guard by the wild tusker which had ventured into the civilian zone possibly in search of food.

While the woman, Ilawati, hails from Lakhipur itself, the other individual, Gunj, was a resident of Meghalaya but residing in the village.