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Lightning strike kills 2 people and 25 sheep in Pishin, Pakistan

Lightning killed a man, his nephew and 25 sheep in Balochistan, the 24NewsHD TV Channel reported on Sunday.

The tragedy took place in the Pishin district of Balochistan. Heavy rains played havoc in Balochistan.

The downpour began yesterday evening, leaving main roads and streets flooded with knee-high water and submerged low-lying areas in Gwadar and adjoining districts.

Reports said heavy rains suspended traffic and blocked connecting roads in the Kech district.


Wintry weather hits south of Spain

Five provinces in the region of Andalucía are under alert for rain, snow, wind or rough sea conditions.

Spain's state Met Office Aemet has warned of a weekend of unsettled and "wintry weather" this weekend in five of Andalucía's provinces.

Storm Monica has caused rough rain, snow, wind or rough sea conditions and is due to continue until Sunday night.

Since 10am on Saturday, much of Andalucia has under yellow and amber alert - making the impact of the weather as low (for yellow warnings) to severe (for amber), with some disruption to travel.


Storm dumps up to 90cms of snow on Newfoundland, Canada

Credit for the image above goes to Edgar Slade in Western Bay, NL
Credit for the image above goes to Edgar Slade in Western Bay, NL
A late-season storm brought heavy snowfall to eastern and northeastern Newfoundland from late Thursday through early Saturday morning. Significant amounts of ice were also observed over southern Avalon and Burin Peninsulas on Thursday night and Friday morning.

Here is a preliminary list of snowfall totals from around the region:

Kilbride: 90.0 cm
Bay Roberts: 80.5 cm
Paradise: 79.7 cm
Victoria (CBN): 79.0 cm
St. John's East: 78.0 cm

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Heavy rains, floods hit parts of United Arab Emirates

The UAE experienced severe weather on Friday (March 8) night and Saturday (March 9), with heavy rain and thunderstorms hitting parts of the country.

Dubai faced transportation disruptions, with as many as 13 flights coming into the city diverted to nearby airports. In Abu Dhabi, lightning storms were observed overnight, accompanied by heavy rainfall.

Torrential rain was also reported in the south of the Emirate of Al Ain, leading to road closures and disruptions. Authorities across the UAE issued warnings urging people to stay indoors, avoid beaches, and drive cautiously.

The National Centre of Meteorology warned of continued unstable weather conditions, with heavy showers and thunderstorms forecast throughout the weekend.


Baby killed in attack by family dog in New Jersey

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Authorities in Middlesex County are investigating the death of an infant Saturday in what is believed to have been an attack by the family dog.

At 6:17 a.m. Saturday, Woodbridge police received a call for an unresponsive baby on Mereline Avenue, according to a police statement. Authorities said the infant was "believed to have been attacked by the family dog."

Officers found the mother and the baby with serious injuries from the dog and the baby was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. The mother and father were transported to the hospital for treatment, authorities said.

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office did not immediately respond to questions Saturday.


Man killed by crocodile in Kendraparan district in Odisha, India - 7th such death in 7 months for the area

A 34-year-old man was killed by a crocodile in Odisha's Kendrapara district on Friday, officials said.

The incident happened around 8.30 am in Dakhinabheda village on the outskirts of the Bhitarkanika National Park when Nimai Mallick was fetching water from the river with a bucket to irrigate his field, they said.

The crocodile dragged him into the river and killed him. A few hours later, his half-eaten body was fished out from the river by forest guards and fire services personnel, they added.

Nimai is survived by his wife, three daughters and a son, said a forest official. This was the seventh such death in the area in as many months, he said.



Record snowfall blasts North Platte, Nebraska - 17.4 inches in a day

Record snowfall impacts North Platte
Record snowfall impacts North Platte Thursday
A winter storm rolled into the area yesterday evening and blasted North Platte with snow. The snow began falling just around 5:00pm Thursday and as the evening progressed, the snow came flying down.

According to the National Weather Service, North Platte Office, a new single-day record was shattered when the weather service reported at 6:00am that 17.4" of snow was recorded. The previous record 13.9" that was set on January 18th, 2023.

Nebraska Department of Transportation crews are still clearing roads and travel is not advised. I-80 westbound is still closed from Paxton to Kearney while I-80 eastbound is closed from Sidney to Gothenburg. Highway 30 is also closed from Ogallala to Gothenburg. click here for the latest road conditions.

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Avalanche forecaster Nick Burks killed in avalanche near Anthony Lakes, Oregon

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Anthony Lakes, OR.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, an avalanche accident occurred on the north side of Gunsight Mountain (8,342′) in the Elkhorn Mountains near Anthony Lakes, Oregon.

Nick Burks, an avalanche forecaster with the Northwest Avalanche Center and a part of the snow safety team at Mt. Hood Meadows ski area, was killed due to trauma sustained in the slide.

The Central Oregon Avalanche Center shared the news of the slide on Thursday, March 7, writing on social media that its staff was deeply saddened to announce the death of Burks and stating that a full investigation and report will be forthcoming in the coming days.


This Week in Volcano News: White Island volcano court case, advancing Lewotolok lava flow

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Lewotolo volcano on March 3
During the last week, a lava flow advanced very close to but thankfully bypassed a village in Indonesia.

Meanwhile, in New Zealand, a major court case was settled relating to the White Island volcano disaster in 2019. And, in Japan, the submarine Fukutoku-Okanoba volcano may have just produced a brand new but small volcanic eruption.

This video will discuss these stories and list the 45 volcanoes which are currently erupting around the planet.


Woman killed in dog attack in South Africa

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Tryphinah Mngomezulu died last week Saturday.

Police spokesperson Donald Mdlhuli says Mngomezulu's body was discovered by her employers at a home where she apparently worked as domestic worker.

"The team has so far managed to make some progress in the investigation, one being the confiscation of a CCTV footage. Police would like to refute suggestions that there was load shedding during the time of the incident.

"The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has already been contacted and from the details received by the investigators, the concerned dogs which allegedly attacked and killed the woman were put down on Sunday, 3 March 2024."