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Deadly storm kills 7, people blown away from flats in southern China

A rare storm has caused massive damage in China's southern Jiangxi province. The typhoon-like winds reportedly blew away 3 people from their high-rise apartment. Nanchang and Jiujiang provinces remain the worst affected. According to reports, at least 7 people have lost their lives.


Boy dies after attack by two large dogs in Edmonton, Canada

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An 11-year-old boy was killed in an attack by two "very large dogs" Monday night in north Edmonton, police said.

Officers responding to the call at 82 Street and 11 Avenue SW just before 8 p.m. Monday found the boy suffering severe injuries after being mauled by two dogs.

The officers attempted life-saving measures until emergency medical services (EMS) arrived shortly after. The boy, however, was pronounced dead on scene, police said in a Tuesday afternoon news release.

The two dogs were seized by animal control peace officers.

"The dogs reportedly belong to a person who lives at the residence where the child was visiting," police spokeswoman Cheryl Vourdenhout said in the release.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.


Rivers flood French towns and giant hailstones over weekend

Several areas of France saw rivers burst their banks and flood through towns over the Easter weekend with storms and heavy rain sweeping across the south-west and east. Hundreds of homes had to be evacuated.

Many departments still face warnings over river levels, particularly in the south-west and east.

The Arroux and Armançon rivers in the east of France remain at the highest possible risk level for flooding today (April 2).

The videos below posted on social media show the impact of flooding from these rivers.

Comment: Another report: Town submerged after heavy rain triggers severe flooding in central France

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Easter processions cancelled in southern Spain due to rainstorms

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Easter processions in southern Spain have been cancelled after heavy rain from Storm Nelson, as the country was hit by strong winds and four people drowned on its storm-battered coasts.

All of the big processions in Seville on Holy Thursday were cancelled because of the rainstorms that were otherwise welcome in a region that has been experiencing a severe drought.

The processions of the Nazarenes, famous for their purple, pointed hoods, were also cancelled in Huelva and Cádiz.

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Dozens of villages flooded in Russia's Altai region

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Altai Territory flooded due to meltwater
Several dozen villages in Russia's Altai region were still flooded on Monday after snow began to melt.

The Russian Emergency Ministry said Sunday almost 500 houses in 40 villages were flooded in the region.

Three temporary accommodation centers were opened, where more than 150 people were sheltering after their houses were flooded.


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Heavy rains trigger floods, landslides in northern Italy

Footage released by emergency services showed overflowing waterways and torrents of muddy water cascading down staircases and roadways in the town of Edolo.

At least 15 people were evacuated from the area, Italy's firebrigade Vigili del Fuoco said in a written statement.



Mammoth Mountain, California, receives 3 feet of spring snow in 3 days

Spring, who?

Yesterday, Mammoth Mountain, California, announced it had received three feet of snow in three days.

Another three to four inches of snow have fallen at Mammoth in the past 24 hours.

Today's weather is mixed, with warmer temperatures, blue skies, and winds that could impact upper mountain lift operations.

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Swiss avalanche at Riffelberg, near Zermatt Alps resort, kills three

The avalanche broke below a lift on the Riffelberg.
The avalanche broke below a lift on the Riffelberg.
Three people have been killed and another person injured in an avalanche at Riffelberg, near the Swiss Alpine ski resort of Zermatt.

Footage on social media showed a wall of snow crossing an off-piste sector of the Riffelberg sector of Zermatt, one of the most luxurious ski resorts in the Alps.

Authorities launched a major rescue operation despite bad weather but it was later suspended.

Heavy snowfall and very strong winds had prompted authorities to warn of a major avalanche risk in the southern Swiss Alps.

The risk was considered especially high in the Grisons and Valais cantons, both popular ski destinations.

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Hailstorm, downpour and flooding wreaks havoc in Saudi Arabia

Municipal workers and field teams clearing the hail from major roads and streets to facilitate the resumption of normal traffic flow.
© SaudiNews50/XMunicipal workers and field teams clearing the hail from major roads and streets to facilitate the resumption of normal traffic flow.
A hailstorm on Sunday morning in Al Namas governorate, part of the Asir region, resulted in significant damage, with a video circulating on social media showing the aftermath of the event.

The footage shows numerous cars with their rear and front windows shattered due to the impact of large hailstones, alongside damage to the vehicles' exteriors.


Shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, off the Northern Mariana Islands

A very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred in the North Pacific Ocean 128 km (80 mi) from Northern Mariana Islands in the late afternoon of Tuesday, Apr 2, 2024 at 7.54 pm local time (GMT +10). The quake had a very shallow depth of 10 km (6 mi) and was reported felt by some people near the epicenter.