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Man dies days after lightning strike on Sanibel Island, Florida

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A South Carolina man who was struck by lightning along with his wife on Sanibel last weekend died in a Lee County hospital on Wednesday.

Brent Jerome's Church posted an update Thursday saying the father of two children was pronounced brain dead and taken from intensive care to an operation to harvest five organs to be donated.

"Given the deep sadness we feel, it gives this community some hope to know that five different people who have been waiting for a miracle could receive it from our friend, husband and father, Brent Jerome," said Downtown Church.

Comment: Husband and wife hospitalized after being hit by lightning at Sanibel Beach Club, Florida


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No end in sight for searing heatwave in Greece as temperatures hit over 40°C

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Cyprus is sweltering under a sustained heatwave, which could last more than ten days, with maximum temperatures expected to soar to 44 degrees Celsius next week, several notches above the norm.

The island has wilted under an unusually hot and prolonged heatwave, with no sign of temperatures dropping before the end of next week.

The Met Office issued another yellow alert Friday due to extremely high temperatures while warning the thermometer will rise further over the weekend, to climax on 2 August.

Since 27 July, temperatures have remained well above the average 37°C for the season.

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Shallow earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes Peru-Ecuador border region

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An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck the Peru-Ecuador border region on Friday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said.

The quake was at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles), GFZ said.

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'Confirmed tornado' devastates town just north of Philadelphia

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Scenes from the tornado-stricken town of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, July 29, 2021
Multiple tweets indicate a powerful tornado has demolished buildings in the Bensalem Township, a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, that borders the northeast section of Philadelphia.

Alertpage Inc. reports a GMC dealership has experienced a "major collapse."


Comment: Local news station FOX29 reports:
Officials in Bensalem say at least six people were hurt when a tornado ripped through Bucks County on Thursday night leaving a wake of destruction that includes a decimated car dealership and several destroyed homes.

Harran said the tornado made landfall at 7:13 p.m. in the northeastern part of the county and tore across Bensalem where flying debris caused damage to local businesses.

The tornado streaked across the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Street Road and flipped cars along the way, according to Harran. The most significant damage happened at Faulkner Buick-GMC dealership where the tornado reduced many of the buildings to rubble.

The tornado completely destroyed homes in Weiss Trailer Park and Penn Valley Trailer Park near Old Lincoln Highway. FOX 29's Steve Keeley spoke to one resident who said he huddled in a bathroom with his 5-year-old son, father and grandfather as the storm shredded their home.

Harran said the tornado lost some intensity as it continued past Neshaminy Mall and a residential neighborhood in Belmont Hills. Reports were limited to tossed trampolines and torn siding, according to emergency responders.

"I've been doing this for 34 years and it's the first time I've ever seen that kind of devastation up close and personal," Harran said.



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Death toll from floods and landslides reaches 213 in Maharashtra, India

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Heavy rains triggered massive floods and landslides in many parts of Maharashtra, especially in the coastal Konkan and the western districts, since July 20.

The death toll of the last week's rain-related incidents in Maharashtra rose to 213 on Wednesday with the worst-hit Raigad district alone accounting for nearly 100 fatalities, the state government said.

Eight persons are still missing
, an official release said. Heavy rains triggered massive floods and landslides in many parts of Maharashtra, especially in the coastal Konkan and the western districts, since July 20.

Of 213 deaths, the maximum 95 were reported in Raigad district, followed by 46 in Satara, 35 in Ratnagiri, 15 in Thane, seven in Kolhapur, four in Mumbai, three in Pune, four in Sindhudurg and two each in the eastern Maharashtra's Wardha and Akola districts, said a statement issued by the disaster management department.

Eight people are still missing while 52 injured persons are being treated at various government and private hospitals, it said. Most of the deaths in Raigad, Satara and Ratnagiri districts were caused by landslides, while floods claimed many lives in Kolhapur and Sangli.


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Massive landslide takes out road in Himachal Pradesh, India

A stretch of road collapses due to a landslide in the Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh, India.

A stretch of road collapses due to a landslide in the Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh, India.
As details of the incident are yet to be ascertained, there is no confirmation of any loss of life.

A terrifying video has emerged on social media in which a road going up to the hills can be seen collapsing into the chasm in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district.

The video was shared by Congress leader Srinivas BV.

As details of the incident, which reportedly took place near Nahan town, are yet to be ascertained, there is no confirmation of any loss of life.

The National Highway 707 is now blocked due to the landslide.


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Rain storm accompanied by strong winds and flooding hits Medina, Saudi Arabia

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Picture for illustrative purpose.
A majestic rain storm accompanied by strong winds sweeping Medina! Kingdom Saudi Arabia.


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Wide waterspout filmed over the Black Sea off Sinop, Turkey

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A waterspout whirled over the Black Sea off the coast of the Turkish province of Sinop. A local reporter filmed the natural spectacle.


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Severe flash floods cause damage and casualties in Sonora, Mexico

Floods in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, 23 July 2021.
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Floods in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, 23 July 2021.
Storms and rain affecting parts of South West USA has also caused severe flooding in border areas of Mexico over the last few days.

Authorities in Sonora State reported flooding in the border city of Heroica Nogales (more commonly known as Nogales) from 22 July when police were called on to rescue people from vehicles trapped in floods.

Further storms and rain caused severe flooding on 27 July. Raging flood waters raced through streets, carrying along vehicles and damaging buildings. The city government offered condolences to the family a young woman who died in a vehicle trapped in the floods.


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Teenager dies 11 days after being struck by lightning while walking on beach at Marco Island, Florida

Bethune was with family on Tigertail Beach on July 17 when he was struck by lightning that afternoon

Bethune was with family on Tigertail Beach on July 17 when he was struck by lightning that afternoon
A Georgia teen died Wednesday afternoon, 11 days after he was struck by lightning on a Florida Beach.

The teen was one of five people struck by lightning on beaches in southwest Florida over a 10-day span in July, the Naples Daily News reported.

Walker Bethune, 17, was just a few feet away from his family on Tigertail Beach, where they were vacationing on July 17, when he was struck, according to Marco Island police.

'Please know that today's update comes with heavy hearts for ALL of us that LOVE Walker,' his family reported on social media Wednesday evening.

'He passed away peacefully this afternoon, listening to one of his favorite Allman Brothers songs, appropriately named, "Soulshine."'