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3 killed in floods, landslides in Nepal

Seven houses were buried in a landslide at Jyotinagar Bamghat in Butwal
© Amrita Anmol/TKP
Seven houses were buried in a landslide at Jyotinagar Bamghat in Butwal on Monday.
Three people have died and two have gone missing due to floods and landslides in various parts of the Darchula district.

The flooding and landslip that occurred following incessant rain on Sunday night damaged the physical infrastructures as well as caused human casualties in various places of Duhun rural municipality and Mahakali municipality.

Narsingh Mahar and his wife Kausha Mahar were killed when the landslide buried their house at Baspalika of Duhun rural municipality. The landslide occurred in the night when the couple were asleep, DSP Manohar Prasad Bhatta says.

Similarly, Manuwa Dadal was killed due to the flood at Dulla of Duhun rural municipality-5. The flood in the local Kalagad rivulet which occurred at around 10 pm swept away Dadal's house.

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Teenage girl killed while charging phone after home struck by lightning in Pará, Brazil - 3rd death in week for state

A teenage girl has died after being electrocuted when her home was struck by lightning while she was using her mobile phone as it charged.

Radja Ferreira de Oliveira's phone was plugged into the mains at her house in Santarem, Brazil, when it was hit by lightning in the early hours of Sunday.

At the moment it struck, the 18-year-old was using the device, and she received a severe electric shock and passed out.

Emergency services were called, but by the time the paramedics arrived on the scene, her family had already given her first aid and rushed her to hospital.

Sadly, Radja was pronounced dead on arrival.

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Over 7,000 lightning discharges in 7 hours as torrential rainstorm hits Valencian coast in Spain

map showing more than 7,000 lightning discharges hit Valencian coast on Monday, August 30.

Map showing more than 7,000 lightning discharges hit Valencian coast on Monday, August 30.
AEMET reports the Valencian coastline of Sagunt and Canet d'en Berenguer was hit by more than 7,000 lightning discharges on the morning of Monday, August 30.

More than 7,000 discharges of lightning hit the coast of the Camp de Morvedre region during the last morning of Monday, August 30, where torrential rainstorm has left records of up to 180 litres/m2) in the Valencian regions of Sagunt and Canet d'en Berenguer.

The torrential rains in the early morning were located especially in the coastal area of ​​Camp de Morvedre, where specifically, according to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), between 2am and 9am, more than 7,000 lightning charges were registered.

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Lightning strike at Jersey Shore kills lifeguard, injures 7

A young lifeguard was killed and seven other people, including three other lifeguards, were injured when lightning struck a Jersey Shore beach Monday afternoon, authorities said.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy confirmed that a lifeguard in Berkeley Township was killed in the afternoon.

It marked the second death of a young lifeguard at the Jersey Shore in a little over a week.

Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy said the others were taken to hospitals with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.


Shallow 6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Kermadec Islands - USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 jolted Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 02:52:49 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 29.9594 degrees south latitude and 177.515 degrees west longitude.

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Two of family killed, four injured by lightning strike in Jharkhand, India

Two members of a family were killed and four others, including an infant, suffered injuries on Sunday when lightning struck them in a paddy field in Gumla district, the police said.

The incident took place in Jakjore village under Basia police station this evening, they said.

Durga Singh (45) and his daughter Pushpa Kumari (18) died on the spot after being struck by lightning in the field, police official (Basia), Vikash Anand Laguri, said.

Durga Singh's wife Sahodara Devi, daughters Bharti Kumari (8) and Punita Kumari (5), and a two-month-old infant were injured, he said, adding, they were rushed to a hospital.

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Football coach killed by lightning strike in Bulgaria

Ivan Ranchev, the 41-year-old coach, was killed on the spot by a bolt of lightning when a heavy thunderstorm hit the village shortly after the game between the teams of Lessichovo and Chernogorova began.

The coach of a Bulgarian football team has been fatally struck by lightning during a match.

The state news agency BTA reported that the deadly incident happened on Sunday during a friendly game between the teams of Lessichovo and Chernogorova — two villages in central Bulgaria.

Ivan Ranchev, the 41-year-old coach of the visiting team, was killed on the spot by a bolt of lightning when a heavy thunderstorm hit the village shortly after the game started.

An ambulance was sent immediately, but medics could only confirm his death.

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Indonesia - Floods in Sulawesi affect over 60,000

Floods in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, August 2021.
Floods in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, August 2021.
Widespread flooding has affected over 60,000 people across 4 regencies of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, after heavy rainfall over the last few days.

Indonesia's disaster agency Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) reported flooding and landslides in North Luwu, Wajo, Soppeng and Bone regencies in South Sulawesi from 28 August 2021. In some areas flood water was 2 metres deep.

As of 30 August, a total of 14,175 families or 62,860 people were affected. Furthermore, 12,763 houses were damaged, along with bridges, roads, schools, medical centres and other public buildings.

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Indonesia - 5 killed in North Sumatra landslides and mudflows

Landslide in North Sumatra, Indonesia, August 2021.
© BPBD Karo Regency
Landslide in North Sumatra, Indonesia, August 2021.
Five people lost their lives after heavy rain caused landslides and mudflows in North Sumatra Province of Indonesia.

Two landslides struck in areas of Kabanjahe District in Karo Regency late on 26 August 2021. Heavy rain also caused mudflows in Tiganderket District. No injuries or fatalities were reported.

According to disaster authorities in Indonesia, the landslides in Kabanjahe damaged or destroyed 7 houses. Five people died in the incident while 4 people were injured.


'Catastrophic damage': Entire city of New Orleans loses power; water and sewage system crippled by Hurricane Ida

damage hurrican Ida new orleans 2021
© AP Photo/Eric Gay
A man passes by a section of roof that was blown off of a building in the French Quarter by Hurricane Ida winds, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in New Orleans.
New Orleans is facing catastrophic damage from Hurricane Ida Sunday. The storm has been downgraded from a Category 4 to a 3, but the winds, rain and surge have left the entire city without power due to "catastrophic transmission damage" that has also crippled the water and sewage system.