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Lightning strike kills 2 women in Tamil Nadu, India

The incident happened when a group of women were working on the farm in Karumpakkam village near Sunambedu in Maduranthagam on Sunday.

In the noon, when it started to rain with lightning and thunder, the women started to run towards a tree but before that two women, Mala (31) and Anandhi (35), were struck by lightning and died on the spot.

Police said four other women who were near the deceased became unconscious in the impact.


Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake off North Sumatra, Indonesia

6.0 magnitude earthquake 254 km from Sinabang, Aceh, Indonesia

UTC time: Monday, November 01, 2021 17:04 PM
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.0 - 255 km S of Sinabang, Indonesia
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 1 person

6.0 magnitude, 15 km depth

Cloud Precipitation

Floods and landslides in 2021 rainy season leave 12,000 displaced and 32 dead across Guatemala

Flash floods in Quiche, Guatemala, April 2021.
Flash floods in Quiche, Guatemala, April 2021.
Disaster authorities in Guatemala report that over 30 people have died as a result of severe weather incidents during this year's rainy season.

Teams from Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres de Guatemala (CONRED) attended a total of 906 rain-related incidents such as floods, landslides and structural collapse during the 2021 rainy season which normally runs from May to November.

During this time 11,911 people have been displaced and around 1.5 million affected in some way. Five thousand homes and 131 schools have been damaged. More than 230 roads and 35 bridges have been damaged or destroyed.

CONRED reported fatalities in the departments of Chimaltenango (1), Quetzaltenango (1), Sololá (3), Suchitepéquez (7), Escuintla (2), Guatemala (3), Quiché (5), San Marcos (2), Alta Verapaz (3), Baja Verapaz (1), Sacatepéquez (1), Chiquimula (1) and El Progreso (2). Two people are still missing and at least 17 were injured.


Indonesia - Thousands hit by floods in West Kalimantan, deadly landslide in Central Kalimantan with 6 killed

Floods in Sekandau Regency, West Kalimantan Province, 24 October 2021.
© BPBD Sekadau Regency
Floods in Sekandau Regency, West Kalimantan Province, 24 October 2021.
Heavy rain in parts of Borneo Island has caused severe flooding and triggered deadly landslides in Central and West Kalimantan Provinces of Indonesia.

Areas of Sekadau Regency in West Kalimantan Province have been flooded since 23 October, according to the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD). Some areas are under water up to 2.5 metres deep.

Sekadau Regency BPBD said that as of 27 October, 2,541 houses were damaged, a total of 8,430 people affected and 1,879 people displaced across Sekadau Hilir and Belitang Districts.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills 2, injures 3 in Karnataka, India

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.
Two youth were killed and three others suffered injuries when lightning struck them at the Yerugundi Falls, at Moodbidri here on November 1.

The deceased have been identified as Maniprasad (22) and Yashwanth (22) from Kanchibailu. The injured have been identified as Praveen Kumar, Ganesh and Sandeep.

According to sources, on November 1, a group of five youth had gone to the Yerugundi Falls. At around 5:30 pm when there was high-intensity rain with thunder and lightning in Moodbidri, the youths were hit by lightning. While Maniprasad and Yashwanth succumbed at the spot, Praveen Kumar, Ganesh and Sandeep were injured.

The injured were rushed to the Mount Rosary private hospital in Moodbidri for treatment.

A case has been registered in the Moodbidri police station and investigation is on.

Snowflake Cold

Lows nearing -40C sweep Russia, Northern Hemisphere snow mass above average, + X-flare: 'swing and a miss'

The lies of those with vested interests are being exposed — more and more people are realizing that the rules of humankind are malleable, that there is no fixed authority requiring religious-like adherence. The days of multinational conglomerates paying governments to push profitable falsehoods at the detriment of the human race are coming to an end. The average Joe, in enough numbers, can impart change — this epiphany is dawning on people, and it's giving me a shit-load of hope.


As 'our betters' in Glasgow bemoan the impacts of global warming in, among other places, Siberia: "the planet's last great wilderness", northern Russia has actually been experiencing extraordinary lows for the time of year.

On October 31, -36.8C (-34.2F) was registered in Delyankir.

The infamous Verkhoyansk logged -36.6C (-33.9F).

A frigid -36.4C (-33.5F) was observed in Susuman.

While Oymyakon took the cherry with a reading of -38.9C (-38F) on Nov 1 — almost 10C below the seasonal average


Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands Region, USGS reports

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake was reported in the South Sandwich Islands Region, according to data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Underwater quakes have been recorded on Montagu Island, the Central Islands, and the South Sandwich Islands at a depth of approximately 35 kilometers.

Geologist services have not issued a tsunami warning for this quake.

Cloud Precipitation

Flash-flooding after heavy rain and hail in Erbil, Iraq

A bout of severe weather caused havoc in the vicinity of Erbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan Region, on Saturday, October 30, as flash flooding overcame vehicles on area highways. Intense rainfall and hail were reported in the region on Saturday, breaking a period of drought. Officials said several neighborhoods in the area had suffered damage, and asked residents to stay away from flood-prone roads, Rudaw reported. This footage, taken on a highway between Erbil and Shaqlawa, shows traffic brought to a halt by flash floods

Cloud Precipitation

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
© Sky News
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.


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

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'