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Tour guide dies in elephant attack at game reserve in South Africa

Paramedics found bystanders performing CPR on the tour guide after he was attacked by an elephant.

Paramedics found bystanders performing CPR on the tour guide after he was attacked by an elephant.
A 50-year-old tour guide died after he was attacked by an elephant while conducting a game drive.

The incident took place at a game reserve in Gravelotte, Limpopo, on Thursday morning.

ER24 paramedics said when they arrived on the scene, they found bystanders performing CPR on the man.

"We took over and assessed the man, but unfortunately, he showed no signs of life. He was declared dead at the scene," said ER24's Ineke van Huyssteen.

Cloud Lightning

Three killed by lightning strike in Chhattisgarh, India

Representative image of a lighting strike.
© Petr Hykš
Representative image of a lighting strike.
Lightning killed a man and two minors and injured two others on Sunday in a village in Chhattisgarh's Balrampur district, police said.

The incident took place when the five from the same family were sowing potatoes in Duppi village, said Rajpur Station House Officer Akhilesh Singh.

As it began to rain, they took shelter under a tree. Suddenly, lightning struck, killing Shivlal Gond, Vinod (1) and Kajal (10). Rajpal and Shubham were injured.

Comment: On the same day 2 individuals were killed by a bolt in the state of West Bengal.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strikes kill 5 people and over 80 animals in Pakistan

Representative image of a lighting strike.
© Petr Hykš
Representative image of a lighting strike.
At least five people, including women and children, were killed in Sindh's Tharparkar district after being struck by lightning during thundershowers, ARY News reported on Saturday.

According to details, four people were also injured in different incidents of thunderbolts in parts of the Tharparkar region amid rainfall with the thunderstorm.

The injured and dead bodies were shifted to nearby hospitals, rescue officials said.

Moreover, 80 animals were also reported killed in different areas of Tharparkar district due to unprecedented incidents of lightning bolts.


Multiple earthquakes strike Crete, damaging old buildings and killing one man

crete earthquake
At least one person has died and nine others have been injured after the Greek island of Crete was rocked by an earthquake measuring around 6.0 on the Richter scale.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported that the quake in the holiday destination had a depth of just 1.24 miles, and was one of a series felt by locals on Monday morning.

The largest of the quakes struck at around 9.15am local time, before at least nine aftershocks also hit the area.

Greece's climate crisis and civil protection ministry confirmed that local authorities have reported one death and nine people injured so far, following earlier reports that two people were trapped in damaged buildings.

Cloud Precipitation

Heavy rains and floods in Henan, China

From September 24th to 25th, there were heavy rains in Henan, and Nanyang, Luoyang, Pingdingshan, and many villages in Henan were flooded, mountain torrents and mudslides, vehicles were buried, and flood discharge houses collapsed!


Airport closed as La Palma volcano eruption intensifies

Airport closed as La Palma volcano eruption intensifies
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Airport closed as La Palma volcano eruption intensifies
Volcanic explosions spewed red hot lava high into the air on La Palma on Saturday as a new emission vent opened, forcing the small Spanish island to close its airport and preventing some people leaving.

The Cumbre Vieja volcano, which began erupting last Sunday, is entering a new explosive phase. The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute, Involcan, said the new emission vent that had opened was to the west of the principle vent.

Spanish airport operator Aena said the island's airport had been closed because of the volcano, which has spewed out thousands of tons of lava, destroyed hundreds of houses and forced the evacuation of nearly 6,000 people.

"La Palma airport is inoperative due to ash accumulation. Cleaning tasks have started, but the situation may change at any time," it tweeted.


Late snow falls on low-lying parts of Tasmania, Australia

Adventurous Tasmanians headed out to make the most of the snow.
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Adventurous Tasmanians headed out to make the most of the snow.
Elevated areas of Tasmania were blanketed in snow overnight, but snowfalls in central Hobart that had been hoped for did not come to pass.

That didn't stop Hobartians enjoying a morning walk in the snow on higher ground.

The Bureau of Meteorology said snow was reported to fall briefly to about 100 metres in the Hobart area late on Friday night, but more significant snowfalls were reported in western and southern suburbs above 200 metres.

Icy, sleet-like showers fell in lower elevations around Hobart on Friday night.

Cloud Precipitation

Heavy rains flood roads in Russia's Dagestan

Traffic on several roads in Russia's Dagestan was halted due to torrential rains that hit three mountainous regions of the republic. In Tsumadinsky district, water came dangerously close to residential buildings and industrial areas.


Watch: Temple elephant goes berserk, throws off mahout sitting on top in Kerala, India

While elephants taking part in everyday prayer rituals in Kerala temples is not unusual, a pachyderm left devotees in a state of turmoil after it got agitated and yanked off a man sitting on it. Now, the video of the man narrowly escaping from being trampled under the animal's feet is going viral.

The video doing rounds on social media shows the animal vigorously shaking its body and head, forcing the mahout to fall to the ground. The visibly irked tusker then turned to attack the man, trying to stamp him, however, the man gathered himself and managed to run away quickly.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills 3 in Uganda

Representative image of a lighting strike.
© Petr Hykš
Representative image of a lighting strike.
Three people died on spot after they were struck by lightning at Kamuserwa cell, Nyarurambi ward in Rubanda Town Council, Rubanda District.

The incident happened on Friday at around 5.30PM during a heavy downpour.

The Kigezi regional police spokesman, Mr Elly Maate, identified deceased as; Stanley Sunday Owoyesiga, 63, the headteacher of Golden High School in Rubanda Town Council, Ben Kwikiriza, 16, and Bright Orikiriza, 35, a resident of Karambo village, Muko Sub County in Rubanda District.According to the LCIII chairperson Rubanda town council, Mr Noman Tushabe, all the victims were taking shelter in one place as they planned to visit the home of their friend that had lost a relative.

"We are really worried because these incidents have become common in the Kigezi sub-region. Imagine on Tuesday lightning struck two people dead and injured four others in Kanungu, and before the week ends, it has struck three people and six sheep dead and injured one in Rubanda District. Everyone is now scared," he said.