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4-year-old child bitten to death by street dogs, shocking incident caught on CCTV camera in Hyderabad, India

dog attack
In a horrifying incident that took place in Hyderabad, a four-year-old child was mauled to death by street dogs on Sunday and the entire incident was captured by a CCTV camera.

In the video, the child is seen walking down a street, when three dogs run at him, attacking him and manage to pin him down. The young child had sustained injuries to his stomach and passed away before making it to the hospital.

The young child was identified as, Pradeep, son of Gangadhar, a resident of Erukula Basti, in Bagh Amberpet. According to officials, the attack took place outside an automobile workshop, where the child's father was working as a watchman. The distraught father had brought his two children to work on the fateful day.

Eye 1

85-year-old woman killed by alligator while walking her dog in Fort Pierce, Florida

Representative image

Representative image
An 85-year-old woman is dead following an alligator attack in Florida, according to officials.

The attack took place Monday at a living community near Fort Pierce for people ages 55 and older.

Witnesses said the woman was walking her dog when the alligator grabbed the dog. The woman tried to get the dog away before the alligator attacked her.

The dog survived.


Two new shocks strike Syrian/Turkish coast

turkey earthquake february 20, 2023
© Anadolu Agency/Twitter
Fresh damage in Turkey's Hatay province, February 20, 2023
Earthquake hits Eastern Mediterranean, 49 km north of Latakia, Syria, Feb 21, 2023 12:16 am (GMT +3) .

Comment: The Guardian is reporting:
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake and a second measuring 5.8 have hit Turkey's southern province of Hatay, terrifying those left in a region devastated by twin earthquakes two weeks ago.

Turkey's interior minister, Süleyman Soylu, said that at least three people were killed and 213 wounded by the latest quakes, after a large government hospital in the city of İskenderun in the north of Hatay province declared it was evacuating patients.

The latest quakes, less powerful than the 7.8- and 7.5-magnitude earthquakes that tore a path of destruction through southern Turkey and northern Syria on 6 February, threaten yet more devastation in a region where many people have fled their destroyed homes for the safety of other towns and villages outside the quake zone.
turkey syria coast earthquake february 20 2023
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Turkey and Syria are rocked by two new earthquakes February 20, 2023
The larger quake struck at a depth of just 2km (1.2 miles), the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, potentially magnifying its impact at ground level. It was centred near the southern Turkish city of Antakya and was felt in Syria, Egypt and Lebanon.


Fresh 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattles Turkey-Syria border

turkey earthquake february 20 2023
© Elif Ozturk Ozgoncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Residents move to safety on the street after an earthquake in Hatay, Turkey, on Feb. 20.
It comes two weeks after three earthquakes killed over 40,000 in same area

Another earthquake struck the border region of Turkey and Syria on Monday, just two weeks after the area was devastated by a larger quake which killed more than 47,000 people and damaged or destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes.

Monday's quake, this time with a magnitude of 6.3, was centred near the southern Turkish city of Antakya and was felt in Syria, Egypt and Lebanon.

It struck at a depth of just two km (1.2 miles), the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, potentially magnifying its impact at ground level.

Muna Al Omar said she was in a tent in a park in central Antakya when the latest quake hit.

'I thought the earth was going to split open under my feet,' she said, crying as she held her 7-year-old son in her arms.

Comment: A demonstration of how powerful the February 3rd quake was:
new canyon Turkey earthquake february 2023

The initial quake on turned this olive grove in Tepephan, Turkey into a 1 1/2 mile long canyon
Drone footage:


Kona Low storm brings 13 inches of snow to Mauna Kea, Hawaii

Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea on Feb. 19 at 11:46 a.m.
© Mauna Kea Weather Center
Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea on Feb. 19 at 11:46 a.m.
While many areas in East Hawai'i received more than 10 inches of rain from the passing Kona Low storm, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa were also blanketed with several inches of snow.

Both summits have been under a winter storm warning since Friday. It lifted at noon today.

According to www.snow-forecast.com, 13 inches of snow fell over a 48-hour period between Friday and this morning on the Mauna Kea summit.

Cloud Precipitation

South Africa - More floods leave 2 dead, 5 missing

More flooding has affected parts of South Africa in recent days. At least 2 people have died and 5 are still missing. Authorities warn that dam levels are extremely high and floodgates have been opened in several locations.

Flooding caused widespread damage and at least 12 fatalities earlier this month, prompting the government to declare a national state of emergency.

Eastern Cape Province

Severe flooding struck in the town of Coffee Bay and surrounding areas of King Sabata Dalindyebo local municipality on 18 February 2023. Homes, schools and infrastructure were damaged. Six people were swept away by floodwater. Two bodies have since been recovered and four remain missing.

Flooding struck in the town of Komani from 18 to 19 February, where more than 100 people were rescued. The provincial Department of Health in a statement said one person, who had been trapped in the floods with two others, was swept away on the evening of 18 February. Search operations resumed on 19 February.

"Two other people who were on top of their cars that had been trapped in the floods were rescued and taken to Frontier Hospital," said department spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo.

Residents in the area are still recovering from flooding that occurred on 08 February.

Cloud Precipitation

Floods in Romania cause landslides and damage roads

Extensive flooding in northern Romania on Saturday night left roads damaged and disrupted rail services.

The worst affected counties were Bistrita and Maramures.

A new section of road rebuilt with €2 million of European Union funding two years ago was badly damaged.


Shark attack kills tourist at crowded beach in New Caledonia

A shark warning sign in Nouméa, New Caledonia, where an Australian tourist was killed by a shark on Sunday.
© Theo Rouby
A shark warning sign in Nouméa, New Caledonia, where an Australian tourist was killed by a shark on Sunday.
A shark has killed a 59-year-old Australian tourist near a crowded beach in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia.

The man was swimming close to a pontoon about 150 metres from the beach in the capital, Nouméa, on Sunday when the shark attacked, biting him several times, authorities said.

Two people sailing their boat nearby took him back to the beach, where emergency services tried to save him. He had major wounds to his leg and both arms and died at the scene, despite receiving cardiac massage.

Many people were in the water at the time and witnessed the attack at the Chateau-Royal beach just south of Nouméa. There was a panicked rush back on to the beach and police evacuated the area.


Hundreds of families affected by floods in Amambay, Paraguay

Floods in Amambay, Paraguay
© SEN Paraguay
Floods in Amambay, Paraguay after the overflow of the Aquidabán river, February 2023.
Overflowing rivers in the department of Amambay in northeastern Paraguay have damaged roads and bridges and affected 700 indigenous families in the area.

Paraguya's National Emergency Secretariat (SEN) said the Aquidabán river in Amambay Department broke its banks on 16 February. Several people had to be rescued by helicopter. Photos shared by SEN showed floodwater up to roof height. The flooding caused significant material damage and many residents have lost all their belongings, local media reported.

Black Cat

Tiger mauls fisherman in bloody attack days after beast ate victim alive in eastern Russia

The tiger smashed through the glass of the window in a terrifying incident

The tiger smashed through the glass of the window in a terrifying incident
A wild tiger jumped through a window of a house before mauling a 19-year-old fisherman in eastern Russia.

The emaciated predator smashed through the glass as it pounced, seriously injuring the man.

His cousin reached for a gun and shot the Siberian tiger, the world's largest cat, dead.

Angler Sergey Kyalundzyuga was in the house on a fishing trip with two others when the tiger suddenly smashed through the window.

A source said: "They heard a noise outside. Sergey went to the window, and then a male tiger flew into it, breaking the glass with his head."

Comment: A contributing factor regarding these tiger attacks in the Khabarovsk region maybe the recent extremely cold temperatures experienced throughout Siberia, perhaps resulting a food prey shortage (or inaccessibility) for these large predators.
Residents of northern Siberia and the Russian Far East are enduring a major cold snap this week as thermostats fall far below 0 degrees Celsius.

On Jan. 23, the temperature in Yakutsk dropped to minus 45 degrees Celsius (minus 49 Fahrenheit).