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Lightning bolt kills 4 children in Chhattisgarh, India

Four children, two of them siblings, were killed when lightning struck a village in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur district, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Monday in Pahad Toli village, Jashpur Superintendent of Police Vijay Agrawal said.

While the bodies of Rajkumari (3) and Anuj (5) were found in a field on the banks of a dam on Monday evening, those of Akash (7) and Sundari (4) were found in the dam on Tuesday, the officer said. The children had gone to play near the dam. Rajkumari and Akash were siblings.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning bolt kills 3 in Maharashtra, India

Three people, including the police Patil, were killed after being hit by lightning. A minor boy and farmer were also injured. The incident took place on Tuesday around 3 pm in Chorkhumari tehsil in Ramtek. The deceased have been identified as Yogesh Ashok Konkan (30), Madhukar Saoji Pandharam (55) Chorkhumari, Dilip Mangal Lanjewar (42) Dongri, tehsil under Ramtek. Harisingh Dhondba Sarote and Nehal Ramsingh Kumre (12) were injured in the lightning.

According to police sources, farmer Harisingh Sarote has a farm near the village. He had hired the tractor of police Patil Yogesh Konkan for some farm related activities. Dilip Lanjewar was working in the field. Madhukar Pandharam and his grandson Nehal were grazing cattle nearby.

It started raining in the afternoon. To avoid rain, all the people came to the hut of Sarote in the farm. Unfortunately lightning stuck the hut and Yogesh Konkan, Madhukar Pandharam and Dilip Lanjewar died on the spot due to severe burns. As soon as information spread, the villagers ran towards the spot. Deolapar police team also reached the spot. The injured Harisingh Sarote and Nehal Kumre were admitted to the sub-district hospital in Ramtek. This incident has spread gloom in the Chorkhumari village.


Grizzly bear attacks, kills camper in western Montana - 9th fatal bear attack within the last year for North America

A grizzly bear attacked and killed a person camping in western Montana early Tuesday, triggering an intensive search for the bruin by wildlife officials and law enforcement officers who planned to kill the animal, officials said.

The pre-dawn attack happened in Ovando, a town of fewer than 100 people about 60 miles (97 kilometers) northwest of Helena, said Greg Lemon, a spokesperson with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.

The bear had previously wandered into the area where the victim was camping and left but later returned, Powell County Sheriff Gavin Roselles said.

"There was an earlier contact with the bear prior to the event," Roselles said. "The bear basically came back into the campsite. It wandered into a campsite a couple different times."

Comment: There seems to a recent steep rise in the number of deaths as a result of bear attack across North America in the last year (a total of 9 fatalities) compared to prior years, according to data from Wikipedia:
List of fatal bear attacks in North America

Black bear

Name, age, sex Date Type Location Description

Laney Malavolta, 39, Female April 30, 2021 Wild Durango, Colorado Malavolta was attacked and killed while walking her dogs off of US 550, near Trimble. Her body showed signs of partial consumption. Authorities shot and killed a mother black bear and two cubs found nearby. [7]

Stephanie Blais, 44, female August 20, 2020 Wild Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan Stephanie was communicating with her father from a satellite phone while camping with her two children and husband at a family cabin on McKie Lake when the bear attacked her. Her husband, Curtis, was inside the cabin's kitchen thirty metres away. The investigation showed the attack was unprovoked and predatory in nature. Curtis subsequently sprayed the bear with pepper spray, but this only aggravated the animal. He grabbed a gun and shot it twice, killing the bear.[8][9]

Peter Franczak, 67, male July 20, 2020 Wild Red Lake, Ontario Franczak went blueberry picking in the morning and did not return. Officers of the Ontario Provincial Police went to search for him and found his remains along with a black bear in the vicinity. Postmortem examination later attributed Franczak's death to bear attack. The bear was killed by police when they arrived at the scene.[10]

Brown bear

Name, age, sex Date Type Location Description

Unidentified male July 6, 2021 Wild Ovando, Montana A man was attacked and killed on his bicycle near his campsite in Powell County by a grizzly bear. The bear had wandered into the campsite multiple times before the attack.[11] [12]

Unidentified female, 68 May 25, 2021 Wild Water Valley, Alberta The woman was attacked and killed by a bear while walking on trails on her private property. An aggressive grizzly sow with a cub was observed shortly afterwards by wildlife officers nearby. A mature non-lactating female grizzly bear with worn teeth was then captured and euthanized, with DNA testing confirming this was the responsible bear. This attack occurred about 24 kilometres away from the May 4, 2021 attack that killed David Lertzman, however the DNA testing confirmed that different bears were involved. [13] [14] [15]

David Lertzman, 59, Male May 4, 2021 Wild Waiparous, Alberta Lertzman was attacked and killed by a bear, determined to be a female brown bear, while out jogging. The bear is suspected to have attacked Lertzman from behind, sending him off a 300m embankment. [16] [17] [18]

Charles "Carl" Mock, 40, male April 17, 2021 Wild North of West Yellowstone A Montana wilderness guide with a love for the outdoors died after he was mauled by a grizzly bear likely defending a moose carcass near Yellowstone National Park, wildlife officials said. Charles "Carl" Mock, 40, was attacked on Thursday April 15, 2021 while fishing north of West Yellowstone near a campground.[19]

Austin Pfeiffer, 22, male September 20, 2020 Wild Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska Pfeiffer was on a 10-day moose hunt with a friend near the Chisana River Drainage. He was cleaning a moose he had killed when the bear attacked without warning. Pfeiffer was killed and eaten by the bear.[20]

Daniel Schilling, 46, male July 29, 2020 Wild Hope, Alaska Schilling was killed while clearing a path several miles behind his cabin. An empty can of bear spray was found at the scene. There were no witnesses to the attack.[21][22]
According to the same source the nearest comparable notable numbers were of 4 deaths caused by brown bears in both 2018 and 2014.

Other fatal bear attacks across the world within the last year or so: Related report from 2019: Bear attacks increasing worldwide

Snowflake Cold

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Why so much effort to suppress record cold temperatures and crop losses

Western Australia cold
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
The shift to non-recognition vs tackling the scientific measurements is in play as more crops suffer catastrophic reductions and temperature anomalies from heat to cold ripple across our globe. A days wage may just buy you one quart of wheat.

Comment: A record amount of snow and ice was added yesterday in Greenland - 4 gigatons in one day

Ice Cube

Man died of hypothermia, trapped in his car by hailstorm in Mexico

Mexico hailstorm
The government of Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico reported that the hailstorm on Monday afternoon caused the death of a driver of approximately 40 years, who was trapped inside his vehicle in a block of ice that formed the hailstorm and trapped several vehicles in an uneven bridge that crosses the Periférico Norte. Firefighters and elements of Civil Protection of the municipality worked hard for almost three hours to rescue the body of the man, who could not get out of his Aveo car and died of hypothermia.

They also helped three men with hypothermia, but alive, out of their cars, who were taken to a hospital , as well as two firefighters who presented a decrease in body temperature, while working to rescue motorists. The social communication office pointed out that on this uneven bridge there is a block of ice approximately 80 centimeters high accumulated, where firefighters and rescuers worked to break the iceberg and free the drivers. The overpass connects De Los Maestros avenues in Atizapán de Zaragoza with Mario Colín in Tlalnepantla.

Comment: Just over one week ago a town in France was hit by a freak June hailstorm, with up to 60 centimetres of accumulated hail.


Bear attacks group of men on the 4th of July on Mount Wilson in California

Dramatic video shows a tense encounter between a bear and a group of men celebrating the Fourth of July on Mount Wilson.

According to the man who took the video, three men were waiting for the fireworks to start at Mount Wilson around 8:30 p.m. Sunday night when a small bear suddenly appeared from the bushes and attacked the men and their snacks.

One of the victims was bitten by the bear, but his injury was said to be non-life-threatening.


Surfer's arm saved after shark attack off New South Wales, Australia

Great white shark
Emergency surgery overnight on shark attack victim Joe Hoffman is expected to save his right arm, after he was mauled by a white shark while surfing at Crescent Head on the NSW Mid North Coast on Monday.

The 25-year-old Sunshine Coast man suffered severe injuries to his right arm when he was attacked at Killick Beach. He was flown to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle on Monday evening.

Mid North Coast police officer Inspector Martin Bourke said he was confident Mr Hoffman's arm would be saved thanks to the efforts of trauma doctors and nurses, who were on the beach at the time of the attack.

"For a terrible situation, it was almost the perfect storm in terms of the expertise on the ground," Inspector Bourke said.


Shark attacks paraglider in Red sea, bites his foot off

Great white shark
In a horrifying accident, a paraglider was attacked by a shark in the Red Sea. The shark tore a chunk out of the man's foot.

Ffootage of the incident showed the 37-year-old Jordanian hovering above the surface of the Red Sea when the shark suddenly leapt out of the water and sank its teeth in the man's leg.

Following the attack, emergency services rushed the man to Jordan's Prince Hashem Military Hospital. While his condition has been described as stable, the attack resulted in loss of back part of his foot as well as several tendons.

Mohammed Khalil Al Zabada of the College of Marine Sciences told local media that shark attacks in the Gulf of Aqaba are rare. According to him, there are many types of shark in the Red Sea, but they would not normally swim in shallow water off the Jordanian coast.

Several incidents of shark attack have been reported in the Red Sea in recent years.

Cloud Precipitation

Southern regions of South Korea damaged by heavy rainfall and flooding with 20 inches of rain overnight

A pavement is inundated in Gwangju, July 6.
© Yonhap
A pavement is inundated in Gwangju, July 6.
Heavy rain has been causing deaths and property damage in southern parts of the country, especially in South Jeolla Province, since Monday evening.

While heavy rain alerts have already been issued in the southern regions, more rain is forecast there throughout the week, raising concerns over more damage.

More than 500 millimeters of rainfall has fallen in some parts of South Jeolla Province and South Gyeongsang Province since Monday night, inundating houses and farmland.

A woman in her 60s was swept away by water near her house in Haenam, South Jeolla Province, and was found dead, according to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters, which suspected that she had drowned.


Huge explosion filmed in Caspian Sea, officials speculate oil rig fire or mud volcano - UPDATE: Footage of 'new island' formed in aftermath released

caspian sea fire
© Twitter / @Liveuamap
While the official cause of the explosion remains to be determined, Azerbaijan's Ecology Ministry said that the blast may have been caused by a volcanic eruption.

A massive explosion was spotted in the Caspian Sea on Sunday, with some reports initially suggesting that it could have been connected with a nearby coastal oil platform.

Comment: This comes on the heels of another seemingly similar incident: Undersea gas pipeline rupture causes fire in Gulf of Mexico

UPDATE: 6th July 12:24 CET

RT's Ruptly has released footage of the aftermath:

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