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Doberman

Seven-year-old boy killed, seven-month-old infant injured in separate dog attacks in Telangana, India

Vishal, the victim, was playing outside an under-construction building when he was attacked by stray dogs
Vishal, the victim, was playing outside an under-construction building when he was attacked by stray dogs
In a tragic incident, a seven-year-old boy was mauled to death by stray dogs on Friday on the outskirts of Isnapur village in Patancheru mandal in the district.

The victim Vishal and his family are migrant labourers from Bihar, his parents were engaged in construction work while Vishal was playing outside the under-construction building. Suddenly, stray dogs attacked Vishal. He received multiple injuries and was shifted to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared he was brought dead.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident on the outskirts of Muthangi, a seven-month-old baby fell victim to a similar dog attack. The infant was swiftly transferred to Niloufer Hospital in Hyderabad for urgent medical care, where reports now indicate a stable condition.

Bizarro Earth

Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes off Peru, tsunami warning issued

Peru Earthquake
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A powerful earthquake of magnitude of 7.2 struck just outside the city of Arequipa, the second most populated in Peru, near the coast on Friday (June 28), local officials said, adding no deaths or injuries had been reported.

The Peruvian government said on social media it was monitoring "to assess the damage and determine the actions to be taken".

The US National Tsunami Warning Centre had said there was a tsunami threat from the quake, adding waves of between 1 and 3 metres above the tide level had been recorded along some parts of Peru's coast.

Peru's Prime Minister Gustavo Adrianzen, however, said the tsunami warning in the coast of Arequipa had been discarded.


Cloud Lightning

Man killed by lightning on beach trying to warn kids about approaching storm in New Jersey

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A New Jersey woman is speaking out after her boyfriend was killed by lightning while trying to warn children at the beach of an approaching thunderstorm.

Patrick Dispoto, 59, and his girlfriend, Ruth Fussell, were leaving the beach at Seaside Park on Sunday when Dispoto went back to warn a group of kids in the water about the dangers of an impending lightning storm. It would be the last time Fussell would see him alive.

"He said, 'I'll be right back.' And I said, 'You have no business going back.' He says, 'I'm just going to warn these kids because the sky is gonna open. I'm just going to warn these kids. One minute.' And I said, 'No,'" Fussell said.

But apparently, Dispoto, in his heart, simply could not rest thinking about the kids he saw on the beach not leaving fast enough to beat the threat of the storm. After making sure Fussell was safe in his truck, he went back to warn them.

Cloud Precipitation

Summer flood strikes neglected northern Iran, 5 people missing - 2 inches of rain in under an hour

Photo of a severely flooded area in Savadkuh, northern Iran on June 25, 2024.
Photo of a severely flooded area in Savadkuh, northern Iran on June 25, 2024.
A flood has hit northern Iran on Tuesday evening, leaving five people missing and 24 injured.

The flood, triggered by severe rainfall that began Tuesday afternoon, resulted in the overflow of the Telar River and subsequent flooding in the area of Savadkuh, Mazandaran province.

The event caused extensive damage to roads, infrastructure, residential homes, and farmlands in an area already suffering desperate poverty.

Gholamali Fakhari, the head of the Red Crescent Society in Mazandaran, said Wednesday afternoon that the number of people missing has increased to five.


Cloud Precipitation

Spain: Madrid's metro flooded during a severe summer storm

The metro tracks flooded, with water seen dripping from the ceiling
The metro tracks flooded, with water seen dripping from the ceiling
Trees have also fallen down and outdoor dining areas blown away during the storm.


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Watch: Sinkhole swallows huge part of soccer field in Alton, Illinois

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No one was injured when a 100-foot-wide sinkhole swallowed bleachers, a light pole and a large part of a soccer field in Alton, Illinois.


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Cloud Precipitation

Heavy rains in Nepal kill 20 in 2 days - 11 by landslides and 9 by lightning strikes

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Heavy rainfall triggered landslides and flash floods in Nepal, killing at least 11 people, with another nine killed by lightning strikes over the past two days, officials said on Wednesday, APA reports citing Reuters.

Landslides swept away three houses overnight in Lamjung district, about 125 km (80 miles) west of Kathmandu, killing four people including two children, district administrator Buddha Bahadur Gurung said.

In Morang district about 500 km (310 miles) southeast of the Nepali capital, flooding has taken the lives of four people since Tuesday, district official Tek Kumar Regmi said.

Another three died in landslides in Kaski in the west and Okhaldhunga in east Nepal.

Hundreds of people are killed every year in floods and landslides, which are common in mostly mountainous Nepal during the monsoon season from mid-June to mid-September.


Sun

At least 1,301 people died in heatwave during Hajj - Saudi Arabia

Many of those who died walked long distances in direct sunlight without adequate shelter, the Saudi health minister said
© EPAMany of those who died walked long distances in direct sunlight without adequate shelter, the Saudi health minister said
At least 1,301 people died during Hajj, Saudi Arabia says, mostly unauthorised pilgrims who walked long distances in intense heat.

This year's pilgrimage took place during a heatwave, with temperatures at times exceeding 50C (122F).

More than three-quarters of those who died did not have official permits to be there and walked under direct sunlight without adequate shelter, the official Saudi news agency SPA said.

Some of those who died were elderly or chronically ill, the agency added.

Hajj is the annual pilgrimage made by Muslims to the holy city of Mecca. All Muslims who are financially and physically able must complete the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime.


Attention

Baffling beach mystery in Florida as dozens of birds show up dead or sick

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Veterinarians say the birds usually spend their lives on the water

Michael O'Meally said he's seen several dead birds wash up along shores at Marineland.

"When there is a storm at sea, the winds mess with the way they fly. The rough water messes with the way they can eat. So they wash up here exhausted," said O'Meally.

O'Mealley and several other beachgoers say it's normal to see a few dead birds wash up after every storm, but now those numbers are growing.

"Our current number within the last 48-72 hours has been 76. So that's a lot," said veterinarian April Geer with Florida Wildlife Hospital.

Geer said they're receiving dozens of birds daily.


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Avalanches leave dozens isolated in multiple Chilean towns

Multiple avalanches have left dozens of people trapped in Chile.
Multiple avalanches have left dozens of people trapped in Chile.
Several avalanches have left at least 62 people stranded in two small towns and a ski center in central Chile's Maipo province. According to Reuters, a heavy amount of snow and rain has lead to a blanketing of avalanches throughout the mountainous region on Monday, June 24.

At the Lagunillas Ski Center, 33 people, including eight children, were trapped by the slides. Chilean national police officer Lieutenant Colonel Bernardo Leiva reports that food had been brought to those individuals, and that nobody was injured.

Meanwhile, a second avalanche blocking a mountain access road has left nine people stuck in the town of Banos Morales and 20 people stuck in the town of Lo Valdes. 33 feet (10 meters) of snow has built up along the roads following the avalanches.


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