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Seasonal farm worker dies after lightning strike near Darwin, Australia

The man had left his home in Timor-Leste to work on a mango farm in Berry Springs.
© Matt Brann
The man had left his home in Timor-Leste to work on a mango farm in Berry Springs.
A 34-year-old man has died overnight in hospital after being struck by lightning earlier last week, while working on a mango farm in Berry Springs.

NT WorkSafe said in statement "preliminary findings indicate three men were working from the back of a trailer being towed by a tractor on a mango farm when lightning struck a nearby tree."

"It appears the lightning has arced from the tree towards the trailer, injuring three workers."

The trio was taken to hospital.

Germenino De Deus, 34, was admitted to the intensive care unit at Royal Darwin Hospital and on Saturday died from his injuries.


Storm Arwen: 3 people killed after winds of almost 100mph hit UK

Fallen masonry on a car in Roker, Sunderland.
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Fallen masonry on a car in Roker, Sunderland.
Three people have died after being hit by falling trees as Storm Arwen brought winds of almost 100mph to parts of the UK overnight.

A headteacher in Northern Ireland died after a tree fell on his car, another man was hit by a falling tree in Cumbria, and a third died after his car was hit in Aberdeenshire.

Tens of thousands of homes have been left without power as the storm lashed electricity lines and caused significant travel disruption across the country.

High winds, rain and snow brought "damaging gusts" across a wide swathe of the UK overnight, according to the Met Office.


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Strange winds blowing across the Earth

Tamerlane gets a bath.
© Andrey Kudryashov/Fergana.media
Tamerlane gets a bath.

Record Sea Effect Snow Japan, Largest ever dust storm Uzbekistan, India paralyzed with dust in Delhi and surrounds. Polar vortices and outbound Earth's electric circuit flow shifting global growing zones.


Cloud Precipitation

Acute hailstorm hits Klerksdorp, South Africa

A hailstorm is one thing, but a severe one during November is something else.

Residents in Klerksdorp were puzzled as much as the rest of us.

Klerksdorp had an acute hailstorm on Thursday. You only have to see it to believe it. Plenty of evidence has been made available, thanks to social media.

Cloud Precipitation

Central Queensland residents in Australia flee rising floodwaters for the 2nd time in 8 months - up to 10.6 inches of rain in 48 hours

This is the second time since March Clive Nesbitt's home has been inundated.
© Peter Earl
This is the second time since March Clive Nesbitt's home has been inundated.
For the second time in eight months, Clive Nesbitt has lost everything.

Several emergency alerts for flash flooding were issued at The Gemfields in Queensland's Central Highlands between 8pm and midnight last night.

In the past 48 hours, an average of 150 millimetres fell throughout the catchment, but falls of up to 270mm were recorded near Theresa Creek.

Some residents in Rubyvale and Sapphire evacuated before alerts were issued, but Mr Nesbitt only managed to flee his place as it was inundated.

Cloud Precipitation

Cars carried away by floodwaters as month's worth of rain in a day pelts Malta

The scene in an Msida street on Thursday morning.
© Chris Sant Fournier
The scene in an Msida street on Thursday morning.
Flash floods carried away cars, collapsed walls and trapped motorists in their submerged vehicles after a month's worth of rain fell in a matter of hours on Thursday.

Police and army units were deployed as roads turned into rivers, leading to multiple water rescues and road closures throughout the day.

An overwhelmed Civil Protection Department appealed for people to avoid valleys and areas close to the sea. There were no reports of fatalities.

But two of their own officers had to be rescued by an Armed Forces of Malta helicopter as they got into difficulty rescuing an elderly man trapped in his car in Burmarrad. All three were airlifted to safety.


6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Myanmar (Burma)

6.2 magnitude earthquake 20 km from Hakha, Chin, Myanmar

UTC time: Thursday, November 25, 2021 23:45 PM
Your time: Thursday, November 25, 2021, 11:45 PM GMT
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.2 - 19 km SW of Falam, Myanmar
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 268 people


6.0-magnitude earthquake hits 75 km E of Lata, Solomon Islands - USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted 75 km E of Lata, Solomon Islands at 12:04:10 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 39.91 km, was initially determined to be at 10.7464 degrees south latitude and 166.4849 degrees east longitude.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills 4 members of same family in Malawi

Four members of the same family have died while two others have been injured after being struck by lightning in Dedza.

The incident happened on the night of Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Mkokoko Village in Traditional Authority Tambala in the district.

Dedza Police Deputy Publicist Sergeant Cassim Manda has identified the four who have died as Kalisto Maseche, 44, Emily Natani, 38, Ayankha Kalisito, 14 and Shadreck Kalisito, 8.

They all hailed from Mkokoko Village in Traditional Authority Tambala in Dedza.

Two other members who have been injured are identified as Andisen Kalisto, 12 and Mainasi Kalisto, 20. They have been referred to Nkhoma Mission Hospital for treatment.

Cloud Precipitation

Floods in north of Spain prompt evacuations and helicopter rescues - 6 inches of rain in 24 hours

Floods in Piloña, Asturias, Spain, November 2021.
Floods in Piloña, Asturias, Spain, November 2021.
Heavy rain fall of over 150 mm in 24 hours caused severe flooding in parts of northern Spain, prompting evacuations and dramatic rescues by helicopter.

Emergency Services in Asturias used a helicopter to rescue a family trapped in a home surrounded by flood water in Piloña on 24 November 2021. Emergency teams in boats rescued 1 person in Las Rozas and another in La Noceda, Arriondas.

Furthermore around 40 patients were evacuated from a hospital in Arriondas in Parres municipality due to the flooding. As a precaution, around 600 students and teachers from 2 schools in Arriondas were also evacuated.

Arriondas is located where the Piloña and Sella rivers converge. Both rivers were swollen after the heavy rain. According to figures from Spain's State Meteorological Agency AEMET, in around a 24 hour period on 24 November, the village of Piloña recorded 87.2 mm of rain; Panizales 159.6 mm; Carreña 139.0 mm and Felechosa 94.4 mm.