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10 killed in lightning strikes in Bihar, India - 160 such deaths in 3 weeks for the state

A representational image of lightning.

A representational image of lightning.
Ten people were killed after being struck by lightning in Bihar on Sunday and heavy rains inundated low-lying areas in Delhi, with a man drowning while trying to maneuver his truck through a waterlogged underpass.

In Assam, the death toll in flood-related incidents increased to 84 after five more fatalities were reported, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on the flood situation in the state.

The total number of people losing their lives in flood and landslides in Assam this year is 110.

While 84 died in flood-related incidents, landslides claimed 26 lives.

Floods have affected over 25 lakh people in 24 of the 33 districts of Assam and has destroyed houses, crops, roads and bridges at several places.

Comment: On the same day 2 were killed by lightning strikes in the state of Jharkhand and 2 boys were killed by a strike on the prior day in Feni, Bangladesh.


Ice Age Farmer Report: Global AI surveillance "climate tracing" of all activity via emissions data

A powerful, global AI surveillance system has been announced this week by Al Gore. The system is powerful enough to detect emissions from every power plant, each farm, and every wood-burning stove on the planet. This system affords total information awareness to the powers that be -- and is being plugged in to the DoD's AI weapons system, in a war being perpetrated against all of humanity. Christian breaks it down in this Ice Age Farmer report.



China: At least 14 dead as Yangtze river rises 50 feet above flood level - 33 other rivers at record levels

Rising water levels of the Yangtze river in Jiujiang, in China's central Jiangxi province

Rising water levels of the Yangtze river in Jiujiang, in China's central Jiangxi province
China's longest river has risen more than 50ft (15m) above flood level, as the country struggles with some of the most severe flooding in years.

At least 14 people have died and tens of thousands of others evacuated as central and southern parts of China are ravaged by floods caused by torrential rain.

Communities along the Yangtze, which flows from west to east, have been the worst affected by the annual monsoon season.

Three floodgates of the Three Gorges Dam that spans the Yangtze were opened as the water level behind the massive structure rose more than 15m above flood level, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.


Shark pulls 10-year-old boy from boat, attacks him off the coast of Tasmania, Australia

A 10-year-old boy is in hospital with injuries to the head and chest after a shark grabbed him from a boat and attacked him off the coast of Tasmania, Australia.

The shark swam away when the boy's father jumped into the water, but the child suffered lacerations across his body, Ambulance Tasmania said on Friday.

He is in stable condition following the incident, which took place off Stanley on Tasmania's northwest coast.

"The boy, from the North-West, was aboard a six-metre vessel on a fishing expedition about five kilometres from shore with his father and two other men when a shark grabbed him from the boat," authorities said.

Blue Planet

African continent is breaking apart, new ocean will flood over the Afar region

afar ocean
© CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO / Envisat satellite / Lake Malawi, Great Rift Valley
The Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden emerged as the result of a deep geological process that has been going on for the last 30 million years with Arabia moving away from Africa. But even these waters could soon merge into a new, yet-to-be-named ocean, as the world's hottest continent splits apart.

Something is going on underneath the African continent. It has been known for some time that the three tectonic plates, Nubian, Somali and Arabian, that lie beneath the continent's Afar region, have been very slowly peeling apart from each other. Now researchers are able to use satellite images and measurements to study the process more precisely and predict how a new ocean will soon flood the region, according to NBC News.

Comment: A BBC documentary reports:

For more recent events concerning the earth changes occurring beneath our feet, see: For insight into what may be driving this shift, SOTT radio reports: And check out SOTT's monthly report Earth Changes Summary - May 2020: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs for the various phenomena occurring worldwide:


6.5-magnitude quake hits off Tonga: USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 jolted 99 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga at 15:32:43 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 33.0 km, was initially determined to be at 15.5 degrees south latitude and 173.0 degrees west longitude.

Cloud Precipitation

Once-in-500-year storm floods New Zealand's Northland, traps residents

Whangārei floods
© Jesse Matthews
Local 4WD owners came to the rescue of a fire crew who were stranded in floodwaters in Whangārei last night.
A once-in-500-year storm has slammed Northland, flooding shops and forcing residents to evacuate homes.

Fire crews rushed out to 212 emergency callouts as the storm dumped 220mm on Whangārei.

The heavy falls caused slips and landslides that closed roads and limited water supplies.

Whangārei residents were this morning being asked to conserve water after the city's water treatment plants were "struggling to cope with the intense rainfall", Whangārei District Council said.

Residents in Onerahi and Whangārei Heads were advised not to drink or use tap water except in emergencies after a burst water main on Riverside Dr drained local supplies.

Comment: Earlier this year the army was deployed to Northland as it experienced its 'worst drought on record'.


Heavy rainfall causes massive flood in Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Flooding in Rostov-on-Don, Russia: July 17, 2020.

Rostov-on-Don is a city in southern Russia. The Rostov Regional Museum of Local History has collections on Cossack lore and war history. Nearby, Rostov Regional Museum of Fine Arts displays Russian art from the 16th - 20th centuries. The Rostov Academic Drama Theater of Maxim Gorky, built in the shape of a tractor, presents classic and contemporary plays. Outside, Theater Square has fountains and a Ferris wheel.

Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia.


Toddler killed, 2 adults hurt after attack by family dog in East Providence, Rhode Island

The dog, described as a pit bull-type breed, was injured and was later euthanized, according to police

A toddler was killed and two adults were injured in an attack by the family dog, police in Rhode Island said Friday.

Police responded to an East Providence home at about 2:45 p.m. Thursday for a report of a disturbance and learned that a 15-month-old child had been bitten by a dog, East Providence police said in a Facebook post.

Snowflake Cold

Snow 23 FEET deep in the Andes - international crossings closed

Copahue and the surrounding village are covered by snow, which reaches seven meters in this Neuquén paradise.
© Rio Negro/Nicolás Canter
Copahue and the surrounding village are covered by snow, which reaches seven meters in this Neuquén paradise.
As the storm passed through Argentina and Chile, heavy snowfalls left international crossings closed, with walls on both sides of the route of up to 5 meters (16 1/2 ft) of snow (national 242); extreme temperatures with thermometers that have marked 23 negative degrees.

The storm in Ecuador in the Andean area of ​​Píllaro, in the center of the country and entrance to the Llanganates National Park, left a snowy surprise of up to 30 cm (12 inches).

Since the end of June, Patagonia has been punished with heavy snowfalls and severe low temperatures which make it difficult or impossible to travel between towns and cities. Asphalt or gravel roads are the basis of these accumulations of ice and snow, which in many cases are very dangerous to travel. For example, National Route 40 at night, in some sections, is closed. Route 237 that goes to Neuquén also presents a similar panorama.