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Woman found dead from apparent dog attack in Malaysia

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A woman has been found dead with multiple animal bites in Sabah's east coast Semporna district.

Police were alerted to the discovery of the body by villagers at a junction to Kampung Batu at 8am on Sunday (Sept 4).

Semporna OCPD Supt Mohd Farhan Lee Abdullah said upon reaching the location, police found the 29-year-old local woman face down on the ground.

He said animal bites were found all over the woman's body including on her back, right thigh, one arm and her head, adding that it is believed that the bites were inflicted by stray dogs.

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Death toll rises to 10 after Typhoon Hinnamnor hits South Korea

Crew said they rescued two people, who reportedly survived by clinging to ceiling pipes for over 12 hours
Crew said they rescued two people, who reportedly survived by clinging to ceiling pipes for over 12 hours
Ten people are reported to have died after the most powerful typhoon to hit South Korea in years battered the southern part of the country, flooding roads, and buildings and causing landslides.

The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said on Wednesday that 10 people had died and two remained missing as a result of Typhoon Hinnamnor, which barrelled through on Monday and Tuesday, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.

Seven of the dead were found in a flooded underground car park attached to an apartment complex in Pohang City in the southeast, and two other people who were also trapped in the parking lot were rescued alive, the news agency said.

The seven victims are believed to have become trapped underground when they went to move their vehicles as torrential rains flooded Pohang city, which was one of the areas hardest hit by the typhoon.

Comment: Evacuations as Typhoon Hinmanor hits Japan, China & South Korea

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Flash floods in Saxony, Germany

On Tuesday, there was a lot of local rain due to strong thunderstorms, notably in the Ore Mountains. The Neukirchen neighborhood of Adorf saw flooding and debris-filled basements. There were 30 firefighting operations in that area alone in the afternoon. Videos posted on social media in Adorf shows mudslides sweeping cars off the road. Debris destroyed cars, flooded basements, and damaged properties.

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'Over 100mm rain in an hour': Hérault and Gard, France hit by heavy downpour

The two southern French departments faced torrential rain yesterday leading to flash floods in places - they remain on storm alert today

The southern French departments of Hérault and Gard faced heavy rains yesterday (September 6) where over 150mm of rain fell in just a couple of hours in some parts.

This led to flooding in places, notably Saint-Gély-du-Fesc (Hérault), just north of Montpellier.

Both Hérault and Gard were briefly placed on red alert for rains and flooding yesterday by Météo-France, the highest alert level.

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36,000 lightning strikes recorded around the UK in just 12 hours

Lightning pictured above Mow Cop in Staffordshire
Lightning pictured above Mow Cop in Staffordshire
Parts of the West Midlands have been hit by thunderstorms overnight.

Pictures show forks of lightning breaking across the sky in Staffordshire, Shropshire, Wolverhampton and Warwickshire.

BBC Weather Watchers have shared images of the dramatic scenes in their area.

The Met Office had issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms across the region between 14:00 BST on Monday and 02:00 BST on Tuesday.

It said up to 3in (8cm) of rain could fall within the area in the space of three hours.

The overnight storms came after more than 36,000 lightning strikes were recorded around the UK in just 12 hours on Sunday night.

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Colombia - Floods in Caldas leave 3 dead, thousands affected

Flood damage in Supía, Caldas, Colombia, September 2022.
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Flood damage in Supía, Caldas, Colombia, September 2022.
Raging floods swept through areas of Caldas Department in Colombia leaving at least 3 people dead and damaging hundreds of homes.

Flooding struck on 03 September 2022 after heavy rain caused the Supía river and the Rapao creek to overflow. Areas of the town of Supía and surrounding villages in the the municipality of the same name were all affected. Parts of the municipality of Riosucio, situated to the west of Supía, were also severely impacted.

According to Colombia's disaster agency UNGRD, 1 person died in floods in the municipality of Supía, and 2 others in Riosucio.

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15 killed in massive landslide in Uganda

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© Uganda Red Cross
Searching through the debris at the landslide site in Rukoki, Kasese, Uganda, September 2022.
More heavy rain has fallen in Uganda's Western Region, triggering a massive landslide in Kasese District late on 06 September 2022.

Earlier this month heavy rain caused flooding and landslides in Kisoro and Bundibugyo, where at least 3 people died.

Further heavy rain fell in the region from 06 September 2022, causing a landslide in Kasika village, Kigoro Parish in Rukoki Subcounty. The landslide buried homes and occupants. As many as 18 people were feared missing.

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4 dead in Nuevo León, Mexico after heavy rain triggers floods - 9.5 inches of rain in 24 hours

At least 4 people have died in flash floods after two days of heavy rainfall in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico.

The rainfall began on 03 September 2022, with the heaviest falling on 05 September when the city of Cadereyta Jiménez recorded 242.9 mm of rain in 24 hours. More rain is expected.

Flash floods struck across several municipalities in the area, damaging roads and buildings. Classes were suspended. Around 350 homes were damaged in several neighbourhoods in and around the state capital Monterrey, including Cadereyta Jiménez and Juárez municipalities. Civil Protection helped to evacuate around 200 residents from flooded homes in Cadereyta Jiménez. Firefighters and Nuevo León Civil Protection rescued 8 adults and 2 children from flooded areas along the La Silla river in Guadalupe.

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Heavy rain causes flash floods in Thessaloniki, Greece

Main streets in Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city, were turned into rivers by torrential rain.

Due to heavy rain, streets and big avenues began to fill with water within a few minutes.


Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake in South Atlantic Ocean off South Sandwich Islands


Earthquake details

Date & time Sep 6, 2022 08:32:40 UTC
Local time at epicenter Tuesday, Sep 6, 2022 at 6:32 am (GMT -2)
Status Confirmed
Magnitude 6
Depth 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude 56.5648°S / 25.7903°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)