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Snowmobiler killed in Idaho avalanche

© Sawtooth Avalanche center
A snowmobiler was killed in an avalanche yesterday, Sunday, March 12th. The group of three was riding in the Stanley Lake Creek drainage of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

The victim was caught and carried while ascending a slope. They were buried over three feet deep. A nearby group of three riders responded to the avalanche, located the victim with a transceiver, and extricated them within 15 minutes. They performed CPR but resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to the victim's friends and family. The USFS Sawtooth Avalanche Center will release additional information as it becomes available.

The avalanche danger at the time of the accident was rated CONSIDERABLE. Visit www.sawtoothavalanche.com for information on current avalanche conditions.

The fatality is the 16th avalanche-related death in the US this winter and the 28th in North America.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills 4, injures 3 in Namibia

Three people reportedly died after being struck by lightning while they were watching football on Saturday afternoon at Ntara village, Kavango West region.

Two days earlier, a teenager was also struck dead at the Ncamagoro village in the same region.

"The incident at Ntara village occurred at around 17h00 when five people were standing watching soccer at Ntara sports field when they were struck by lighting. Two of the victims survived, while three others died on the spot," said Kavango West regional police commander Julia Sakuwa-Neo.

The deceased persons in the Ntara incident were identified as 43-year-old Maseka Joseph Kasinga, Haingura Paula Mbunze (16) and her 11-month-old daughter Lontine Ndambu, whom she was carrying on her back at the time of the incident.


Shocking! Stray dogs kill brothers, 5 and 7, in separate incidents in Delhi, India

dog attack
A shocking and horrifying incident made headlines where two siblings were mauled to death by start dogs in Delhi. The police on Monday informed that two brothers, aged 7 and 5 were killed in stray dog attack in two separate incidents in the Vasant Kunj area of South Delhi. A case has been registered and the probe is underway.

Two siblings killed by stray dogs in separate incidents

Delhi Police informed that the first incident took place on Friday, March 10, 2023, when the elder sibling, aged 7 years went missing. His body was recovered later with animal bites-like injuries. '2 siblings, aged 7 and 5 were killed allegedly in stray dog attack in 2 separate incidents in the Vasant Kunj area. A 7-year-old boy went missing on 10th March & his body was recovered later with animal bite-like injuries,' Delhi Police said.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills father, two sons in Uganda

Residents of Rwamuyoora village in Rubanda district, western Uganda were on Sunday afternoon gripped with fear and shock after lightning killed three people: A father and his two sons.

The incident happened during an afternoon downpour at Rwamuyora cell, Nyarurambi parish, Muko sub-county.

According to a statement released by Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate, the incident occurred at about 2:00 pm on Sunday as Ambrose Kanunu, 35, was in the main house with his two sons identified as Justus Asiimwe, 7 and Arnold Habomugisha, 5.

Cloud Precipitation

Floods due to fresh storm in California, evacuations as Pajaro River overflows

The Pajaro River’s levee was breached by flooding from another atmospheric river that pummeled California.

The Pajaro River’s levee was breached by flooding from another atmospheric river that pummeled California.
Extreme conditions continue to haunt the American state of California.

A fresh storm has hit the Western coastal state and raging flood waters have prompted fresh evacuations orders in the U.S. state.

The Pajaro river in the state overflowed due to heavy rain and several people living nearby had to be transported to shelter.

Cloud Precipitation

Peru: Six dead as powerful cyclone causes major flooding

Military assist with evacuations after floods in Lambayeque Department, Peru, 09 March 2023.
© Mindef Peru
Military assist with evacuations after floods in Lambayeque Department, Peru, 09 March 2023.
At least six people have died in Peru as a powerful cyclone unleashed torrential rains, battering hundreds of homes and causing major disruptions in northern areas.

The government has declared a state of emergency as it seeks to bring relief to regions including Lambayeque, Piura and Tumbes hit by the cyclone known as Yaku.

The National Institute of Civil Defense early on Friday said flooding caused by Yaku had claimed six lives.

"Cyclone Yaku is a very unusual phenomenon causing intensifying rains in the north," said the director of civil defence, César Sierra.

Later, the institute said 58 people had been killed since the start of the rainy season.

President Dina Boluarte visited parts of northern Peru on Saturday as the government delivered humanitarian aid to areas badly hit by the cyclone.


Indonesia's Merapi volcano erupts, covers villages in ash

Thick smoke rises during an eruption from Mount
© AFP/Devi Rahman
Thick smoke rises during an eruption from Mount Merapi, Indonesia’s most active volcano, as seen from Tunggularum village in Sleman on Mar 11, 2023.
Indonesia's Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupted on Saturday (Mar 11), spewing out smoke and ash that blanketed villages near the crater.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, the country's disaster mitigation agency said.

Images broadcast on local outlet Kompas TV showed ash-covered houses and roads at a village near the volcano, located on Java Island, near Indonesia's cultural capital Yogyakarta.

The Merapi Volcano Observatory estimated the ash cloud reached 3,000m (9,600 feet) above the summit.


'You can't go to the beach': Florida's gulf coast lined with thousands of dead fish from red tide

Tens of thousands of dead fish are washing up on southwest Florida beaches due to red tide, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

A video posted to Facebook by Dawn Workman Lansing showed numerous dead fish washed up in Venice on Thursday. They ranged in size from very small to what appeared to be a goliath grouper, which can weigh up to 800 pounds.

Red tide is a type of harmful algal bloom that occurs when colonies of algae grow out of control and produce toxins that can kill marine life, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Red tide can also cause human illnesses or make the air near the water difficult to breathe.


Blizzard warnings issued as snow causes UK travel disruption

UK blizzard cars
Cars have become stuck in over two foot of snow in the Peak District as mountain rescue are sent to cut off roads to help stranded motorists.
Up to 40cm of snow expected in Peak District and Pennines, with warning of 'exceptionally cold night' on Friday.

Snow and rain are expected to bring further travel disruption across large areas of Britain on Friday.

Three amber warnings for blizzard conditions with up to 40cm (15.7in) of snow were issued by the Met Office on Thursday and remain in place until Friday morning.


Teenage girl has her arm torn off in shark attack - day after 14-year-old boy lost his leg at same Brazilian beach

Witnesses help teenager attacked by a shark out of the water in Piedade, Brazil (
Witnesses help teenager attacked by a shark out of the water in Piedade, Brazil.
A 15-year-old girl had her arm torn off in a shark attack at Piedade Beach in Brazil.

Horror footage shows the moment her bystanders pull Kaylane Timóteo Freitas onto the beach and set her down on the ground with a bloodied rag covering what remains of her arm.

The teenager had her arm amputated at a nearby hospital and is reported to be in a stable condition.

The attack came only a day after a 14-year-old boy was savaged by a shark on the same beach, requiring the amputation of his leg.

Both attacks took place within 1640ft (500m) of each other at Piedade Beach, Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Pernambuco State, Brazil.