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Lightning strikes kill at least 20 people in a day across Bihar, India

At least 20 people, including children and women, were killed in separate lightning strikes in Bihar on Sunday as violent storms and heavy rains lashed large parts of the state, officials of the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority here said.

The lightning strikes killed six people in Bettiah in West Champaran district, five in Jamui district, four in Motihari in East Champaran district, three in Bhagalpur, and one each in Vaishali and Samastipur districts.

The state government has announced a compensation of Rs four lakh each to the affected families.

Source: Indo-Asian News Service


Another earthquake registered around Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland

Bardarbunga volcano
An earthquake of 3.9 magnitude was measured in Bardarbunda caldera this morning at 9.35 (local time) according to a RUV report and according to the Icelandic Met Office around seventy tremmors and quakes were measured there last week and an additional thirty the week before that. Three of those earthquakes were above 3.0 magnitude and they all originated by the calderas edge in the evening of 20 May, last week.

A large earthquake also rocked south Iceland in early May 17 with reports of Hekla Volcano being ready to erupt.

Bardarbunga, is a volcano located under Iceland's most extensive glacier, Vatnajokull glacier to the north. Bardarbunga is the second highest mountain in Iceland and is a part of a volcanic system that is approximately 200 kilometers long and 25 kilometers wide, that system includes Hekla Volcano.

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Lightning bolt kills woman, hurts man on beach in Thailand

A woman was killed and a man injured after they were struck by lightning at Cha-Am Beach on May 25, 2017
A woman was killed and her male companion injured by a lightning strike at Cha-Am beach in Petchaburi, south of Bangkok on Wednesday (May 25).

Police said they believed that both people were on their mobile phones, which could have been a factor in them being struck.

CCTV footage showed a flash and the two, who were sitting on a mat under a pine tree, were knocked over.

The 27-year-old woman, later identified as Supranee Khuenkankong, was found lying unconscious with burns to the right of her head and blood coming from her nose, mouth and ear. The unidentified man, who appeared to be in his 30s, was in a dazed state with burns on his left leg.

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Lightning strikes kill woman, 70 sheep in Andhra Pradesh, India

Dasari Narsamma, 50, was killed when lightning struck her at Narsapuram village in Rudravaram mandal on Friday night.

The woman belonging to Yadawada village had came to Narsapuram and was returning with her daughter Pedda Obulamma and son-in-law Pedda Venkateswarlu after plucking weeds in their field when lightning struck her.

About 70 sheep belonging to shepherds Golla Subbanna, Venkatesh and Maddaiah died at Pinnapuram village in Panyam mandal on being struck by lightning during gale and rainfall on Friday night. The dhwaja stambham in the Sri Rama temple at Besta Colony in Rudravaram mandal was damaged when lightning struck it.


A third of the honeybee colonies in America died in 2016: Why you should care

America's beekeepers watched as a third of the country's honeybee colonies were lost over the last year, part of a decade-long die-off experts said may threaten our food supply.

The annual survey of roughly 5,000 beekeepers showed the 33% dip from April 2016 to April 2017. The decrease is small compared to the survey's previous 10 years, when the decrease hovered at roughly 40%. From 2012 to 2013, nearly half of the nation's colonies died.

"I would stop short of calling this 'good' news," said Dennis vanEngelsdorp, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland. "Colony loss of more than 30% over the entire year is high. It's hard to imagine any other agricultural sector being able to stay in business with such consistently high losses."

The research, published Thursday, is the work of the nonprofit Bee Informed Partnership and the Apiary Inspectors of America.


Massive whirlpool filmed on the coast of Corfu, Greece

Kieran Dickson had just arrived to the seaside village of Kassiopi, Corfu, when he saw the powerful whirlpool several metres in diameter, pictured
A Scottish holidaymaker filmed the incredible moment a huge whirlpool was whipped up by strong winds on the Corfu coast just metres from the balcony of his getaway home.

Kieran Dickson had just arrived to the seaside village of Kassiopi, Corfu, when he saw the powerful winds causing the waves to spin around, creating a whirlpool several metres in diameter.

A short clip of the phenomenon, which Mr Dickson said lasted for five minutes, shows the dangerous spiral of water off the northeast point of the Greek island.

Although hoping for a holiday filled with sun, sea, and sand, the Scot soon realised he might have had better weather if he had stayed in the UK.

The rotating mass of water in the Adriatic Sea looked to be gaining speed as the wind picked up around the cameraman.


More global temperature manipulation data to hide onset of Mini Ice Age

© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
With the grand solar minimum and crop price rises expected at the end of the year which will begin exponential food price costs, there is a concerted effort to homogenize data in the temperature record to show warming, even though almost everyone on this planet sees that the weather / climate in their local area is out of sync and not right this year. The timeline going forward is a 2x amplification from July 2017-Jan 2018, then a 4x increase through 2018. This will in my opinion begin the global grain production crop losses.


Sri Lanka floods update: Death toll rises to at least 103 with 113 still missing and nearly 500,000 displaced

At least 103 people have been killed and nearly 500,000 displaced in Sri Lanka following flooding and mudslides triggered by monsoon rains, the government says.

A further 113 people have been reported missing, a spokesman said.

Military boats and helicopters have been sent to help rescue operations.

The flooding is believed to be the worst since May 2003 when a similarly powerful south-west monsoon destroyed 10,000 homes and killed 250 people.

Rescuers had set up 185 camps for displaced people and the town of Matara in the south of the island was being evacuated because of the risk of flooding, the spokesman said.

Earlier, the head of military rescue operations Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe told the BBC that troops had reached all the affected areas and the risk to life had receded.

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Lightning bolt kills 3 and injures 9 others in Uttarakhand, India

At least three people were killed and nine others injured after being hit by lightning in Uttarkashi.

The villagers informed OSD Dhirendra Pawar about the accident, who informed the district magistrate of Uttarakhand about the casualties.

The deceased have been identified as Amar Singh (52), Lokesh (22) and Meher Singh (50), residents of Mori tehsil of Uttarkashi.

The nine injured were identified as Dinesh, Janak Singh, Jagdish, Kishan, Jitendra Singh, Chaman, Sanju, Akhilesh and Parmanand.

Source: Asian News International


3-week-old infant girl dies following dog attack in Grand Rapids, Michigan

© Angela Antunes / CC by 2.0
Grand Rapids Police are investigating after a 3-week-old infant was pronounced dead at DeVos Children's Hospital following a dog attack.

It happened at a home in the 1100 block of Kalamazoo Avenue SE at approximately 6:00 p.m. Thursday.

Newschannel 3's Nicky Zizaza spoke with neighbors and police.

Police said a family pet is to blame for the death of a 3-week-old girl who was attacked in a house while her family members gathered on the porch.

A newborn girl was found viciously mauled by at least one of three pit bulls in a Grand Rapids house Thursday evening has stunned police.