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Lightning bolt kills 2, injures 13 in Nepal

Two persons died whereas 13 others were injured in a lightning strike in Dang of Lumbini on Tuesday night.

All the victims and injured were watching a local musical show organised on the occasion of the annual Teej festival when the lightning struck them at around 11 pm yesterday.

The victims have been identified as Deepa Gharti (16) and Monisa Sah (19), residents of Gurau, Ghorahi sub-metropolitan city-12 of the district.

DSP Rajan Kumar Gautam of the District Police Office says 11 others have sustained minor injuries.

Details of the case are awaited.

Just on Monday, three persons died of a lightning strike in Rautahat.


Shallow magnitude 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & time Aug 30, 2022 09:09:42 UTC
Local time at epicenter Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022 at 12:09 am (GMT -9)
Status Confirmed
Magnitude 6.3
Depth 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude 54.6482°S / 136.1694°W

Cloud Precipitation

Roads turn into rivers in Charleston, South Carolina

Flooding prompts road closures in downtown Charleston

Flooding prompts road closures in downtown Charleston.
In Charleston, South Carolina, streets and roads became rivers. Flooding and traffic closures are being caused by Monday afternoon's heavy rains in Charleston and North Charleston.


NE China mountain witnesses snow in August

Northeast China's Changbai Mountains witnessed a snowfall in August, bringing a big surprise to visitors.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills 3 in Rautahat, Nepal

Three persons died in a lightning strike in the Rautahat district of southern Nepal on Tuesday morning.

Manisha Kumari (18), Sudamiya Devi (39), and Jagiya Kumari (17) were working in the field of Saroj Sahani in the Garuda municipality-3 of the district, according to the local police office.

Saheli Devi Sahani (40), who was also working in the paddy field during the time of the strike, is injured and undergoing treatment at a local health facility, according to police.

Comment: On the same day a bolt killed 2 brothers and injured a third in Bangladesh.


This week in volcano news - Alert level raised at Mayon, new eruption at Semisopochnoi

Ash plume from the North Cerberus crater at Semisopochnoi 9 minutes after the start of the eruption.
© Matt Loewen
Ash plume from the North Cerberus crater at Semisopochnoi 9 minutes after the start of the eruption.

In the last week, the alert level was raised at several volcanoes surrounded by densely populated cities. These include Mount Mayon in the Philippines and Karthala in Comoros which both had their alert levels raised. Also, two new volcanic eruptions began this week; one in the United States and one in Russia. This video will discuss these volcano related news stories, as told and analyzed by a volcanologist.


Dead humpback whale washes ashore in Half Moon Bay, California

A dead humpback whale washed ashore at Manhattan Beach in Half Moon Bay Sunday.

Dead humpback whale washed ashore at Manhattan Beach.
A dead humpback whale washed ashore at Manhattan Beach in Half Moon Bay Sunday.

The carcass was first reported floating offshore at around 3 p.m.

The Marine Mammal Center's necropsy team is working to find out more about the whale, including cause of death. Officials said whether a necropsy happens this week, it will depend on the tides.


Man found dead believed to be victim of dog attack in Nassau, The Bahamas

dog attack
The man found dead on a sidewalk in the capital over the weekend may have been attacked by dogs, according to police.

Officers found a man believed to be in his late 50s to early 60s lying on the sidewalk on the southern side of Palm Tree Avenue around 4:00 am on Saturday.

The victim's body reportedly had severe injuries to his lower extremities that appear to be consistent with bite marks.

Chief Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings said: "Police are actively investigating and encouraging members of the public who have overly aggressive or uncontrollable dogs that they cannot restrain in aggressive situations or circumstances, consistently bark, are always agitated, fight, create disturbances with other animals, or try to attack people, to ensure their yards are properly secured and enclosed to prevent their animals escaping.

Cloud Precipitation

Torrential rains trigger deadly floods in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Flood and mudslides caused damage in Freetown,
© Office of the Mayor of Freetown
Flood and mudslides caused damage in Freetown, Sierra Leone, August 2022
At least 6 people have lost their lives after torrential rains caused floods and landslides across parts of Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone.

The fatalities occurred when a mudslide destroyed two adjacent homes in an informal settlement in Looking Town, situated on a steep slope in the hills above the neighbourhood of Kissy.

Freetown Mayor, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, visited areas affected by the heavy rains. "My heart goes out to the families of the six people who died in the mudslide at Looking Town today," the mayor said.

Cloud Precipitation

Storms cause severe flooding in Culiacan, Mexico

Roads become lakes in Mexico! Storms Cause Severe Flooding In Northeast Mexico.

Heavy rain from thunderstorms caused severe flooding in Culiacan in Mexico's Sinaloa state on Friday, August 26 2022.

Footage posted by Secretariat of Public Security of the State of Sinaloa showed widescale flash flooding at several locations in the city.

Comment: A day earlier - Heavy rain causes damage and flooding in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico