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Lightning bolt kills 4 in Rajshahi, Bangladesh

At least four people were killed by lightning strike at Chakkapashia village under Katakhali Thana of Rajshahi on Monday (June 7).

The deceased were known as Mukta Begum, 35, wife of Azam Ali, Aleya Khatun Babli, 60, wife of Kabil Hossain, Parash, 8, son of Joni, and Sohan, son of Mahbub.

Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) additional deputy commissioner Golam Ruhul Kuddus said lightning struck the victims while they were harvesting mangoes in the village, leaving them dead on the spot.

The bodies were kept in Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. An unnatural death (UD) case has been filed in this regard, he added.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills at least 27, injures several in West Bengal, India

At least 27 people died in different districts of West Bengal due to lighting on Monday evening.

Eleven people died in Hooghly, nine people in Murshidabad, two people each in East and West Midnapore and Bankura each and one in Nadia died and several people left injured.

Weatherman Sujib Kar said, "There is a low pressure over Bay of Bengal and there will be incidents of more lighting and thunderstorms in entire June in West Bengal due to humid weather."

Comment: The day prior lightning killed at least 17 in 8 districts of Bangladesh.


Turkey plagued by largest outbreak of 'sea snot' on record as mucus hits Sea of Marmara coastline

The 'snot' is affecting Turkey's Sea of Marmara

The 'snot' is affecting Turkey's Sea of Marmara
An outbreak of algae in the sea of Marmara in Turkey is alarming scientists. The slime has grown so much that it is threatening wildlife, local businesses, and the environment. Al Jazeera's Leah Harding reports.

Comment: All over the planet unusual algae blooms are occurring with an increasing frequency, and, historically, this tends to correlate with times of great shifts in climate and general upheaval:

Arrow Down

Giant sinkhole swallows cars in Jerusalem hospital parking lot

A large sinkhole opened in the parking lot of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem on Monday afternoon, swallowing a number of cars and prompting emergency services to scramble units to the area.

Seven fire trucks rushed to the scene. There were no injures in the incident.

The sinkhole is believed to have been formed as a result of nearby construction work for a new route at the entrance of Jerusalem. A tunnel under construction, which also runs underneath the hospital and parking lot, appeared to have partially collapsed, according to Hebrew-language media reports.

Police said they received a report of "a collapse" in the parking lot of the hospital.

Video shared on social media showed cars tumbling into a pit that grew in size as its walls collapsed.


Dog kills three-month-old baby in County Waterford, Ireland

dog attack
A baby girl has died in the early hours of this morning after a dog attack in Co Waterford.

It is understood the baby was attacked by the dog in her bedroom in the terraced house in Clashmore, near the Co Cork border.

Parademics and gardaí treated the baby at the scene before rushing the infant to Cork University Hospital (CUH).

The three-month-old baby was later pronounced dead at the hospital at around 3.00 am.

Gardaí from Dungarvan, Co Waterford have begun an investigation into the incident and the scene at the house has been preserved for examination.


Tornado touches down near Caudé, Spain

Spectacular Tornado On The A-23 In Caudé in Aragon
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Spectacular Tornado On The A-23 In Caudé in Aragon.
Drivers travelling along the A-23 near the small town of Caudé in the province of Teruel, Aragon, last Friday afternoon (June 4), at around 7pm, were treated to the spectacular sight of a tornado, which although not causing any significant damage, did throw some small stones against vehicles in its vicinity.

Sources from the Guardia Civil reported that the vehicles travelling along the road in close proximity to the whirlwind only suffered minimal damage to paintwork, and while there were no accidents, drivers reported feeling the strong force of the wind against their cars, whilst also be shocked at the incredible sight of observing close-up, such a weather phenomenon so near to the road, according to diariodeteruel.es.

Many videos were taken of the tornado, which soon appeared on social media, along with spectacular images taken by some occupants of the vehicles as they drove past the twisting funnel of air, with people reporting the tornado as being perfectly visible from Teruel, and also places like El Pinar.


Earthquake swarm shakes Oregon's Mount Hood

Mount Hood earthquake swarm
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Two earthquakes hit Saturday near Government Camp, Oregon, one of them topping out at magnitude 3.9.

The tremors were strong enough for some locals to feel it, The Oregonian reported.

The earthquake rumbled at 8:51 p.m. June 5, just south of the summit of Mount Hood. It was preceded by several earthquakes in the hour before the quake, and tens of aftershocks have occurred since, the Cascades Volcano Observatory of the U.S. Geological Survey reported in a news release Saturday night.

The volcanic action and location are consistent with past swarms in the Mount Hood area, including a magnitude 4.5 on June 29, 2002, that was located about 1 mile east of Saturday's ground shaker.

Aftershocks will likely continue for hours or days, some of which may be felt, according to the news release.

Comment: A few days ago a significant earthquake swarm hit southern California.

Cloud Precipitation

Severe hailstorm slams Bogota, Colombia

Storm of cold and lightning accompanied by frost sweeping the city of Bogota! Colombia.

Cloud Precipitation

Flash floods, heavy rains, thunderstorms and strong winds hit Zhuhai, Macau and Hong Kong, China

In the past few days, the rainfall in Zhuhai, Macau and Hong Kong has been almost the same. Zhuhai was completely flooded, roads turned into oceans, and cars were submerged in water. However, there were only a few very minor local floods in Macau and Hong Kong. why?

In the beautiful coastal city of Zhuhai, residents have been in a state of water shortage since 2021. It rains and there is water, but the weather is sunny and dry - lack of water. Santang Village, Hengqin New District. In the absence of tap water, villagers and families use nearby mountain spring water for drinking. Since May, the village has been without water for several days due to the hot and dry weather. The authorized person tried to use water trucks to solve this problem.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills at least 17 in 8 districts of Bangladesh

At least 17 people were killed and six injured in lightning strikes in eight districts of the country today.

Five people were killed and six injured in Sirajganj, four were killed in Chattogram, two each in Manikganj and Feni, one each in Madaripur, Shariatpur, Noakhali and Munshiganj, report our local correspondents.

In Sirajganj, at least five people were killed and six others injured in separate incidents of lightning strikes.

The deceased are Juwel Rana (24), Alhaj Pandit (20), Faridul Islam (15), Laily Begum (36) and Rafiqul Islam (40). They are from different places of the district, our correspondent reports quoting Sukomal Debnath, inspector of Detective Branch of Police in Sirajganj.

Meanwhile, at least six people were injured in separate lightning strikes today, he said, adding that the incidents took place between 4:00pm and 5:00pm.