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Three dead after flash flood on Welsh river - 2 month's worth of rain in 48 hours

A police officer carries a paddleboard during the
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A police officer carries a paddleboard during the operation in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
Three people have died and another is in "critical condition" in hospital after a group of paddleboarders got caught in a flash flood on the River Cleddau in Haverfordwest, South Wales, police have confirmed.

Five others who were rescued from the water were uninjured, Dyfed-Powys Police said in a statement, adding it was a man and two women who had died and a woman still receiving treatment. No names have yet been released.

The shock conditions came as parts of the UK were battered with almost a month's worth of rain in 48 hours.

Police officers, the Welsh Ambulance Service (WAS), fire and coast guard joined the so-called multi-agency search on the Cleddau on Saturday. Air support was also provided by both the National Police Air Service (NPAS) and Wales Air Ambulance.

Nearby Quay Street was cordoned off and police asked people to avoid the area.

Attention

Woman trampled to death by elephant in a district of Assam, India - 19th so far in 2021

elephant
A 70-year-old woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant in lower Assam's Goalpara district on Friday, a forest department officer said.

The incident took place at around 7 am at Korkuchi in Dohela, divisional forest officer of Goalpara, Jitendra Kumar said.

This is the second instance of death in an elephant attack this month in Goalpara district, where 19 deaths were recorded due to such incidents so far this year, a forest department official said.

Source: PTI

Comment: Peeved pachyderms: Report says 3,310 people died due to wild elephant attacks in last 7 years across India - Rise in number of deaths 'alarming'


Doberman

11-year-old boy mauled to death by stray dogs in Karnataka, India

Representational image

Representational image
In a tragic incident that occurred on the morning of Sunday October 31 at Shidlaghatta here, a boy died after he was attacked by a pack of stray dogs.

The deceased has been identified as Kalandar Khan (11).

He was studying in fourth standard at Shidlaghatta Urdu higher primary school.

It is said that the father of the boy, who is a daily wage labourer had gone to work on Sunday morning. The boy who came out of the house at the same time was attacked by around 20 stray dogs.

He was severely injured in the attack and collapsed on the road. A passerby chased away the dogs but the boy had breathed his last by then.


Villagers expressed rage at the local administration for not taking any action despite their repeated complaints about street dog menace in the area.

Cloud Precipitation

Severe hailstorm hits the state of Santa Caterina, Brazil

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The municipality of São Joaquim, in Santa Catarina, suffered a hailstorm this Friday (29). According to the Civil Defense, several houses were roofless and around eight houses were invaded by water. The Association of Municipalities of the Midwest of Santa Catarina (Ammoc) reported that there was also a record of hail in Catanduvas and Vargem Bonita. See the video below:


(Translated by Google)

Cloud Precipitation

UK weather: Two bridges washed away in floods after evacuations in Scotland

Flooding at Hassendean near Hawick

Flooding at Hassendean near Hawick
Two bridges have been washed away in Scotland after a major incident was declared to evacuate 500 properties from flooding.

Residents in Hawick were forced to leave their homes as rising water levels caused the Teviot to burst its banks in parts of the Scottish Borders town.

Network Rail Scotland said that with extremely heavy rain forecast across Scotland on Friday, speed restrictions have been put in place, causing disruption on the West Coast Mainline between Glasgow and Carlisle.

Two road bridges spanning the River Annan, had been washed away north of the railway with trains unable to pass over a viaduct, closing the Dumfries to Carlisle line until further notice, Network Rail Scotland said.

A major incident was stood down in Hawick in the Scottish Borders, with home evacuations halted and residents allowed to return home after 500 properties were feared to be at risk.


Fire

Lava flows from summit in Hawaii volcano eruption

VOLCANO
Kilauea, one of the most active volcanos on Earth, continued erupting on Hawaii's Big Island Friday. The eruption is not in an area with homes and is entirely contained within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. (Oct. 29)


Fire

Enormous underwater volcanic eruption creates waves of pumice off Japan

A beach covered in pumice after an underwater volcanic eruption.

A beach covered in pumice after an underwater volcanic eruption.
The biggest underwater volcanic eruption Japan has seen since the end of WWII has left shores covered in pumice stone. In one video, stones are seen covering the waves, while images show fishing ports inundated with volcanic rock.

The volcano, Fukutoku-Okanoba, is situated on the Ogasawara island chain, about 800 miles from Tokyo. It sits about 25 meters below the surface of the sea.

It exploded on August 13, with images showing a huge plume of gas rising out of the sea, into the air. Satellite images from NASA showed a huge bright plume streaming from the vent, stretching for miles.

In a NASA statement, Andrew Tupper, a meteorologist with Natural Hazards Consulting, said: "What was remarkable about this eruption is that it went straight from being a submarine event to an eruption cloud reaching the lower boundary of the stratosphere. That is not very common for this type of volcano. We normally see lower-level plumes from submarine eruptions."


Cloud Lightning

Lightning bolt kills 3 people in Malawi

Two people have died after they were struck by lightning at Manoaha, a village near Agotime Kpetoe.

Two people have died after they were struck by lightning at Manoaha, a village near Agotime Kpetoe.
A mother, her son and their neighbour have died after being struck by lightning at Masuku Village, Traditional Authority Bwananyambi in Mangochi last night.

Mangochi Publicist Amina Tepani Daudi has confirmed about the incident.

Daudi identified the deceased as Mussah Dickson, 25, from Bula Village Traditional Authority (T/A) Nsamala in Balaka, Aisha Wyson(mother) 28 and Sainet Wyson (son) 8 both from Masuku Village T/A Bwananyambi in Mangochi.

Daudi said the three were chatting on the verandah while it was raining. Lightning struck all of them and they were rushed to Mulibwanji Mission Hospital where they were pronounced dead upon arrival after sustaining serious burn wounds.

"Postmortem for the three conducted at the same hospital showed that they died due to cardiogenic electric shock caused by the lightning," she explained.

Arrow Down

At least 4 dead in avalanche on Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador

Chimborazo volcano
At least four people were killed on Sunday by an avalanche on the Chimborazo volcano in central Ecuador, said the country's Integrated Security Service ECU 911, Xinhua reports.

The avalanche fell on a group of 12 hikers as they were climbing the volcano at an altitude of about 6,100 meters, the agency said in a statement.

After the incident reported at 06:30 local time (1130 GMT), the Special Operations Group of the National Police, the local fire department and a police helicopter were sent to rescue the hikers, whose nationalities have not been revealed.

Cloud Precipitation

Damaging floods and landslides in at least 3 departments of Colombia

Landslide and floods damaged homes and infrastructure in San Carlos, Antioquia, Colombia, October 2021
© Alcaldía San Carlos
Landslide and floods damaged homes and infrastructure in San Carlos, Antioquia, Colombia, October 2021
Heavy rain has taken its toll in at least 3 departments of Colombia over the last week, with damaging floods and landslides reported in the departments of Antioquia, Meta and Putumayo.

Antioquia Department

Heavy rain from late 26 October caused flooding in the municipality of El Retiro, Antioquia. Civil Defence said the La Agudelo stream broke its banks, with the ensuing floods damaging over 130 homes and affecting around 600 residents. Search teams were deployed to the areas after two people were reported missing. Officials later said all residents were accounted for and there were no injuries or fatalities to report.

A few days earlier heavy rain caused landslides and floods in San Carlos municipality of Antioquia. Roads were blocked and at least 2 houses and a bridge were destroyed. No injuries or fatalities were reported, although 65 families were severely affected.