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Manipur in India struck by massive hailstorm

Manipur: Hail storm causes extensive damage in Imphal
Manipur: Hail storm causes extensive damage in Imphal
A heavy downpour accompanied by a cyclonic hailstorm struck Manipur at around 1.30 pm on Sunday (May 5), leaving behind a trail of destruction in the Northeast state.

The hailstorm that lasted for nearly 15 minutes caused extensive damage to homes and uprooted trees in the Imphal valley. The hailstorm was so intense that it left parts of the valley covered with 4-5 inches of hail.

The downpour led to several roads in the Imphal city being waterlogged. An uprooted tree fell on an auto rickshaw damaging it partially.

Dozens of birds were seen lying dead on the streets due to the impact of the hailstorm.


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Heavy hailstorms hit some regions of Armenia

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Heavy hailstorms were observed today in Nor Artagers and a number of other villages in Armavir Marz. Gagik Surenyan, Deputy Director of the "Hydrometeorology and Monitoring Centre" SNCO of the Ministry of Environment of Armenia reported and published a video.

Users published photos and videos in comments, in which they reported that strong hailstorms were also observed in the villages of Tandzut, Katnakhpyur, Vanand, Talin, and others.


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Flooding in Iran affects 21 provinces

Recent flooding in Iran
Recent flooding in Iran
Heavy rainfalls have led to significant flooding across 21 regions in Iran, affecting residential areas and agricultural lands.

According to the Red Crescent's emergency response organization, the floods have sparked a crisis that spans much of the country.

The Meteorological Organization of Iran warned of a new wave of precipitation starting Sunday and spreading to multiple regions.

The latest natural tragedy comes after mid-April's rainfall which caused severe flooding and waterlogging in Sistan-Baluchestan province, destroying dozens of villages and disrupting utilities for at least 300 others.


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Landslides, floods sweep Indonesia's South Sulawesi, killing 15 people

Indonesia's disaster management agency says 115 people were evacuated to mosques or relatives' homes and more than 1,300 families were affected by the latest floods and landslides
© Wajo Regional Disaster Management AgencyIndonesia's disaster management agency says 115 people were evacuated to mosques or relatives' homes and more than 1,300 families were affected by the latest floods and landslides
Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rains in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province have killed at least 15 people after dozens of homes were swept away and roads damaged, the country's disaster management agency said.

Indonesia is prone to landslides during the rainy season, which began in January, with the problem aggravated in some areas by deforestation, and prolonged downpours caused floods in parts of the country that comprises 17,000 islands.

The landslides struck Luwu regency in South Sulawesi on Friday, said Abdul Muhari, spokesperson of Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency (BNPB), in a statement on Saturday.


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21-tonne giant whale shark washes up on shore in Kerala, India

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Beachgoers were left amazed after a giant whale washed up on a beach in India's Kerala, a video of which went viral on social media.

The video, shared on Instagram by an account titled Vlogettan, showed people gathered around a giant whale shark carcass that washed up on the shore.

The sea creature reportedly weighed around 21 tonnes as two heavy machinery were used to move it back to the sea.

In the viral video, the whale appeared to be alive at first, however, it was later pronounced dead as the rescue workers struggled to relocate the carcass.


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Lightning strike kills woman and 48 goats in Karnataka, India - Another 300 goats killed by bolt in Somalia

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A woman died on the spot when lightning struck her at Ganagalu village near Hoskote on the outskirts of Bengaluru on Friday. Bengaluru and its surrounding areas received moderate rain accompanied by thunder and gusty winds in the afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as Rathnamma, 55, of Ganagalu. She was grazing her goats when lightning struck her around 2pm. In all, 48 goats died in the incident. Tirumalashetty Halli police have registered a case of unnatural death.

Rathnamma is survived by her husband and two sons. Bengaluru Rural district administration has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 6 lakh to Rathnamma's family. Of the amount, Rs 4 lakh will be given on Saturday, according to a police officer.

According to Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC), Nayandahalli recorded 29.50mm rain, RR Nagar 29mm, Maruthi Mandir 26.50mm, Bilekahalli 24mm and Horamavu 17.50 mm. Meanwhile, officials of the India Meteorological Department have forecast light to moderate rain in the city for the next two days.

Comment: Over in Africa 3 days earlier, 300 goats were also reportedly killed by lightning in Somalia.


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Heavy rain triggers flood-like situation in Assam, India; disrupts road, rail links

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Railway services have also been disrupted between Jatinga-Lampur and New Harangajao due to landslides.
Heavy rainfall led to a flood-like situation and landslides in Assam's Dima Hasao district, snapping road and rail communication at several places in the hill district. The entire Barak Valley was also cut off from rail connectivity due to severe waterlogging in many areas.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has directed authorities to ensure connectivity is restored at the earliest and all assistance is provided to those affected due to incessant rain.

"Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma is monitoring the flooding & landslides caused by heavy rainfall in Dima Hasao and Barak Valley. CM has directed authorities to ensure connectivity is restored at the earliest and all assistance is provided to those affected," the Chief Minister's Office said in a tweet.

Incessant rain led also to waterlogging in several areas of the district, including Haflong Town. Schools have been closed in Haflong and people advised to avoid unnecessary travel by local authorities.


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UK weather: New thunderstorm warning from Met Office after 200,000 lightning strikes overnight

Lightning seen in the skies over Bow, East London at 5.30am on Thursday
© Dylan ReynoldsLightning seen in the skies over Bow, East London at 5.30am on Thursday.
England and Wales are set to be battered by thunderstorms on Thursday as the Met Office issued a 12-hour warning for bad weather.

Lightning strikes, sudden flooding, and strong winds are expected between 12pm and midnight the forecaster has said.

It comes after more than 35,000 lightning strikes lit up the skies of southern England overnight - two of which destroyed the roofs of properties in West Sussex.

Overnight, a care home in Elmer, West Sussex, was struck by lightning and sustained damage to its roof, according to West Sussex Fire & Rescue.

A university building in Chichester was also struck, causing damage to its roof and power system, the city's fire service said.


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Evacuations ordered in Texas due to life-threatening flooding after torrential rainfall of 10 inches in 24 hours

This image shows a road that was washed away by raging floodwaters in Walker County, Texas, on Thursday, May 2, 2024.
© Walker County Pct 4 Commissioners OfficeThis image shows a road that was washed away by raging floodwaters in Walker County, Texas, on Thursday, May 2, 2024.
A life-threatening situation continues to unfold across portions of Southeast Texas on Thursday as torrential rain and severe weather pounded the region, causing rivers and streams to overflow their banks, flood numerous communities along the Trinity and San Jacinto rivers and trigger urgent evacuations.

That region of Texas has been pounded by relentless rain since Sunday, with rain gauges near Trinity reporting 6-9 inches and Groveton picking up nearly 11 inches of rain from a round of storms at the end of last weekend and into the start of the workweek.

Multiple Flash Flood Warnings were in effect Thursday for several Texas communities as more precipitation fell across many of the same areas Tuesday and Wednesday, only adding to the epic rainfall totals.

Waterwood picked up more than 10 inches of rain Wednesday, and Sebastopol wasn't far behind with 9 inches.


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Lightning strikes kill 11 in 5 districts of Bangladesh

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At least 11 people died and nine others were injured in lightning strikes in five districts on Thursday.

In Cumilla, four people, including two farmers, were killed in lightning strikes in Chandina, Sadar South, Debidwar, and Bhurichang upazilas in the evening.

The victims are Daulatur Rahman, 47, of Chandina, Atikul Islam, 50, of Sadar South upazila, Mukhlesur Rahman, 58, of Debidwar, and Alam Hossain, 22, of Burichang upazila.

Additional Superintendent of Police (Cumilla Sadar Circle) Kamran Hossain confirmed the matter.

In Rangamati, three people died and seven others were injured in the morning, reports UNB.