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Guard dies after attack by 5 rottweilers in Namibia

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A 44-year-old security guard, who was reportedly attacked by five dogs while on his way home from work on Sunday morning, died in the Oshakati Intermediate State Hospital, where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

Oshana community affairs officer inspector Thomas Aiyambo confirmed the death of Ruben Abraham on Sunday evening.

He said Abraham, who was employed as a security guard by the Rubicon Security Company, was attacked by five Rottweilers belonging to a 42-year-old Chinese businesswoman and owner of Panama Tiles and Paint Wholesale, which operates in the Chico Building Complex at Oshakati.


Woman killed in apparent dog attack in Texarkana, Arkansas

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A woman was killed Sunday night in an apparent dog attack in Miller County, Ark.

The woman, identified by the Miller County Sheriff's Office as Brenda Witt, of Genoa, Ark., was found by a family member in an old vehicle on her property on County Road 18.

Authorities believe Witt got in the car to take shelter.

Some of the dogs have been captured by Texarkana, Ark., animal control. They are being held and examined to determine their involvement in this offense.

Witt's body has been sent to the Arkansas state crime lab for an autopsy.

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Flooding in the Mexican state of Jalisco leaves 7 people dead and 9 others missing

Flooding in the western Mexico state of Jalisco killed at least seven people and left nine others missing Monday.

Emergency personnel arrived early Monday afternoon after the Jalocote stream overflowed its banks, according to the state of Jalisco on the platform X, formerly known as Twitter. Roads and homes were also damaged by the flood, which followed heavy rain in the region.

The Jalocote runs through a small town of just over 200 residents into Autlán de Navarro, a municipality in the southern coastal region of Jalisco.

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At least 6 people are dead and 12 missing after flash flood in Guatemala sweeps homes into river

The Naranjo River moves through the
© Moises Castillo
The Naranjo River moves through the "Dios es fiel," or "God is Loyal" shanty on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, the day after homes were swept away overnight after heavy rain.
Heavy rains caused a flash flood in Guatemala's capital early Monday sweeping several humble homes into a river and leaving at least six people dead and 12 missing, including 10 minors.

Guatemala's National Disaster Reduction Coordinator said in a statement Monday that the death toll had risen to six, including a young girl, along with 12 people missing.

The 5-year-old girl was recovered by firefighters partially buried in debris and mud some 3 miles (5 kilometers) down the Naranjo river.

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Dazzling moment lightning strikes an erupting volcano in Guatemala sending bolts streaking across the night sky on September 21

The incredible moment lightning strikes hit an erupting volcano has been captured

The incredible moment lightning strikes hit an erupting volcano has been captured
The incredible moment when a bolt of lightning struck an erupting volcano in Guatemala was caught on camera.

The mesmerizing footage shows multiple bolts hitting the mountain, creating a spider web pattern, streaking and flashing across the sky. The lightening creates a dazzling visual spectacle as they appear to converge upon lava and smoke emanating from the mountain's vent.

The footage shows Volcan de Fuego, Volcano of Fire, and occurred on September 21st. The volcano is considered one of the world's most active, shooting ash into the sky every 15 minutes or so.

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Brazil: Damaging hail pummels parts of Rio Grande do Sul

The impressive hailstorm in southern Brazil. City of Bage.
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The impressive hailstorm in southern Brazil. City of Bage.
A damaging hailstorm pummeled Bagé, southern Rio Grande do Sul early Saturday, September 23.

Medium to large hail was also reported in other cities in the state such as Pelotas, Morro Redondo, and Arroio do Padre.

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Six children evacuated, 3 people missing as rain, flooding hit Western Cape, South Africa

The Western Cape Department of Mobility has urged motorists not to leave their locations because of road closures due to the severe storm that hit the province over the weekend.

And those already travelling on affected routes should either consider turning back or finding alternative accommodation Monday evening.

In a statement on Monday afternoon, Western Cape Mobility MEC Ricardo Mackenzie said the severe rainfall and flooding has caused significant disruptions to the roads across the Western Cape.

Mackenzie said there have been closures on all major roadways, including the N1, N2, R60 and R62.

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Baseball-sized hail wreaks havoc in Central Texas

A severe thunderstorm with embedded baseball sized hail slammed parts of Central Texas Sunday night causing major damage.

The hardest hit areas appear to be in Williamson County -- with several reports of windshields being destroyed in Georgetown and Round Rock.

Round Rock Police tell CBS Austin there is significant property damage and isolated power outages in the city.

State Representative Caroline Harris posted on X, formerly Twitter, heavy hail damage to vehicles at Round Rock Kia on I-35.

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Tropical depression causes heavy rains, flooding in central Vietnam

Motorcyclists ride on a flooded road in Da Nang under heavy rain at 7 a.m. on September 25, 2023.
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Motorcyclists ride on a flooded road in Da Nang under heavy rain at 7 a.m. on September 25, 2023.
A tropical depression off the coast of Da Nang has started causing heavy rains for central Vietnam regions, which are expected to last until Wednesday.

Impacts from the depression have led to downpours with rainfall measuring 197 mm in Da Nang, 171 mm in Hoi An of Quang Nam, and 283 mm in Thua Thien Hue's Huong Phu District from midnight to 1 p.m. on Monday, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

The north-central and mid-central regions received an average rainfall of 50-80 mm during the period.

Many streets in Da Nang, Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam were flooded by 0-.3 - 0.7 meters as a result, paralyzing traffic.


Woman killed in Florida alligator attack is identified


The bloodied alligator was carrying a human body when it was captured.
Florida authorities have identified a woman whose body was pulled from a waterway following an alligator attack.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said that 41-year-old Sabrina Peckham was the victim of Friday's attack involving a 13-foot alligator. Peckham was pulled from a canal in Largo after witnesses reported the gator had a corpse in its mouth.

The animal was "humanely killed" and pulled from the canal, authorities previously said.

The sheriff's office said in a statement on Sunday that the coroner's office will perform an autopsy to determine Peckham's official manner and cause of death. It is suspected that Peckham was killed by the gator, according to the agency.