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Body of teen dragged away by crocodile found in Gujarat, India

Body of a 15-year-old boy, who was dragged away by a crocodile in Dhadhar river in Karjan taluka on October 6, was found in a decomposed state in Padra taluka on Friday.

The body of the boy identified as Vijay Mali was found around 5km downstream at Sadad village in the river by the locals. Police said that the body was found in a badly decomposed state with the head and one leg missing.

However, the identity was verified by the injury marks and the clothes on Mali's body. The body was sent to the health centre in Padra for postmortem examination and a case of accidental death was registered at Padra police station.

Comment: Also recently: Crocodiles kill two divers hunting for sea cucumbers in Solomon Islands

Cloud Lightning

Thunderstorms, torrential rain and floods in Yemen

Thunderstorms, strong rain and torrential rain sweeping the city of Abyan and Shabwa!

Comment: Also recently in the same country: One dead as rain, floods hit south Yemen city


Police investigate suspected wolf attack in western Finland

A grey wolf seen in a file photo.
© AP/Dawn Villella
A grey wolf seen in a file photo.
Police in Southern Ostrobothnia are investigating a report that a person walking a dog near Lauhanvuori national park was bitten on the hand by a wolf on Saturday night.

"This matter was reported to the police over the weekend," Ostrobothnian Police Department's Communications Manager Mikael Appel confirmed to Yle.

The report to police detailed how the owner and dog were walking in the area when the dog became agitated - growling and trying to free itself from the leash. The owner spotted the figure of an animal just in front of them, and the animal then attacked the man, who lifted up his hand in order to defend himself.


Taiwanese man dies after pit bull attack

A Hsinchu County man died on Sunday (Oct. 10) due to massive blood loss after being attacked by a pitbull, CNA reported.

The Hsinchu County Fire Bureau received reports on Sunday afternoon that a 53-year-old male was attacked by a dog in Hsinchu County's Jianshi Township. The victim reportedly had been drinking and attempting to play with the pitbull, which belonged to one of his friends, when the dog attacked.

The man suffered a wound to the thigh that reached his artery. He collapsed after bleeding profusely.

When paramedics arrived, he had lost vital signs. He later died in the hospital.


6.9 magnitude earthquake off Aleutian Islands, Alaska

6.9 magnitude earthquake 271 km from Sand Point, Alaska, United States

UTC time: Monday, October 11, 2021 09:10 AM
Your time: Monday, October 11, 2021, 10:10 AM GMT+1
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.9 - 114 km E of Chignik, Alaska
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 235 people


6.2 earthquake rattles Hawaii's Big Island, shaking felt on Maui

earthquake hawaii October 2021
© The Weather Channel
Hawaii Earthquake October 10 2021
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck just offshore of Hawaii's Big Island on Sunday afternoon.

The quake hit at 11:48 a.m. Hawaii Time (5:48 p.m. Eastern Time) about 27 km south-southeast of Naalehu, or just off the southern tip of the Big Island. Several small aftershocks occurred nearby following the earthquake.


Cloud Precipitation

First fire, now water: Storm hits Greek island Evia

Merely weeks after destructive fires devastated the Greek island of Evia (Euboea), a storm front barreled through Sunday, flooding homes and tearing up roads.

Dubbed Athena by Greek meteorologists, the storm caused "huge damage" to the road network near the coastal villages of Agia Anna and Psaropouli, a regional official told state broadcaster ERT.

"Dozens of homes have flooded ... torrents burst their banks (even though) the rain only lasted a couple of hours. This is a sign of a very tough winter to come," deputy central Greece governor for Evia George Kelaiditis told the channel.

There were no immediate reports of people trapped in homes or cars, he added.


Runners rescued after early snowstorm halts ultramarathon in Davis County, Utah - 18 inches of snow reported

Members of the Davis County Sheriff’s Office helped 87 stranded runners during the DC Peaks 50 ultramarathon on Saturday in Utah.Credit...
© Davis County Sheriff's Search and Rescue
Members of the Davis County Sheriff’s Office helped 87 stranded runners during the DC Peaks 50 ultramarathon on Saturday in Utah.Credit...
Some trail runners participating in an ultramarathon Saturday morning were rescued from the mountains in Davis County after a snowstorm hit the area.

At about 9:30 a.m., the Davis County Sheriff's Office was notified about an "emergency situation" involving 87 runners. They faced extreme weather, including 12-18 inches of snow and almost white-out conditions.

The race was suspended, and the sheriff's office's search and rescue team responded on foot, ATVs and snowmobiles to help the runners get down the mountain safely.

Race organizers worked with the search and rescue volunteers to make sure all registered participants were accounted for, and the rescuers covered the entire course. All the runners were off the mountain by 2:45 p.m.

Farmington Canyon was closed to all non-emergency vehicles during the process.

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Crocodiles kill two divers hunting for sea cucumbers in Solomon Islands

Saltwater crocodiles are the largest reptiles on the planet.
© ABC News: Iskhandar Razak, file photo
Saltwater crocodiles are the largest reptiles on the planet.
Two men have been killed in separate crocodile attacks in Solomon Islands while diving for sea cucumbers at night.

The deaths last week of a 36-year-old man and another man in his 20s came less than a month after the country lifted a ban on harvesting the marine animal, also called beche-de-mer, in order to boost the economy after COVID-19.

Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Provincial Assistant Commissioner Joseph Maneluga said he was concerned about the attacks, which occurred just a day apart.

"I think the people are going crazy because of the reopening of the beche-de-mer," he said.

"And the population of crocodiles is really increasing, and so that is the threat that we have."

Police enlisted assistance from Explosive Ordnance Device Unit divers, who are usually tasked to dispose of old World War II shells, to recover the bodies from the crocodile-infested waters.


Twin waterspouts in Red Sea off city of Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Twin Waterspouts

Twin waterspouts
Twin waterspouts, thunderstorm, lightning in Red Sea off southern city of Jazan (Jizan), Saudi Arabia (October 08, 2021).