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Lightning strikes kill three in Nashik, India

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Three persons including a woman were killed and another injured in two separate incidents when lightning struck them in Yeola and Nandgaon in the district, police said today.

The incidents took place last evening when heavy rains accompanied with stormy winds lashed the area.

Santosh Gudghe (28) and his brother's wife Varsha Gudghe (25) were killed on the spot when lightning struck at Mamdapur in Yeola tehsil town last evening, police said.

Varsha's husband Navnath, who was injured in the incident has been admitted to a rural hospital at Yeola. The victims were working in their field when the mishap occurred.

In another incident at village Dorli-pada in Nandgaon taluka, a 13-year-old boy Dattu Chavan was killed by lightning near his house, nandgaon police said.

Source: Press Trust of India


Two EF1 tornadoes damage homes in Utah

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A structure is damaged after a tornado in Washington Terrace City, Utah, on Thursday. Other storms in the area produced winds over 112 km/h and caused damage to trees and other property close to the nearby city of Layton.
A pair of EF1 tornadoes hit the state of Utah on Thursday, leaving ravaged homes in their wake.

The first report occurred as severe storms rolled through northern Utah Thursday afternoon. Damage to several homes was confirmed after an EF1 tornado was spawned in a neighborhood south of Ogden.

The twister hit Washington Terrace just after 3:30 p.m. local time, according to the Gephardt Daily. It left one home severely damaged, while several other homes sustained minor damage and power lines were downed in the area, the Standard-Examiner reported.

One person was hospitalized with a head injury, but he or she is expected to recover, according to KSL.com. All other injuries were believed to be minor.

Morgan Sewell, whose parents live in the home hit hardest by the tornado, told the Standard-Examiner that they were inside the house when it was ripped apart. Gaelynn Sewell, Morgan's mother, sustained cuts to her leg and was devastated by the loss of her belongings, she told the Salt Lake Tribune.

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Photographer captures stunning image as monsoon lightning bolt hits '100 yards way'

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Lightning strikes near Kitt Peak, Ariz. July 29, 2016.

"You could hear the crackle and sizzle in the air," said Roger Hill, after the lighting bolt exploded from the desert sky.

Hill, a veteran storm chaser, was leading a photography tour in Arizona's desert at the height of the monsoon season in late July.

Hill and his group were watching a storm that had flared up over Kitt's Peak, about 55 miles southwest of Tucson, notorious for spawning monsoon storms.

As the storm collapsed, a cool wake rushed in their direction. This outflow then clashed with the hot desert air, initiating convective currents. Very quickly, a new storm erupted. "It formed almost right on top of us," Hill said.

Then the lightning struck and the thunder roared simultaneously. "It was instantaneous and it was extremely loud," Hill said. "It hit about 100 yards away."


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Roads turn into rivers, parking lots submerged after heavy rain in Andhra Pradesh, India

Flooded streets near Mahboob Mansion Market Malakpet in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Heavy rains wreaked havoc in parts of Hyderabad and its suburbs for the fourth consecutive day as water entered residential areas, submerged parking lots in commercial complexes and flooded the streets.

Storm water drains overflowed and water entered residential colonies in Nizampet, Balanagar and Alwal on Wednesday.

Parking lots in several commercial complexes had submerged while roads turned into rivers with three to four feet water.

An Indian man speaks on his mobile phone outside his flooded home, following heavy rain in Nijampet a low lying area on the outskirts of Hyderabad on September 21, 2016.
People were confined to apartments in some flooded areas like Bhandari Layout in Nizampet.

Vendors were seen throwing drinking water and milk packets to those on first floor on Wednesday.


Large waterspout filmed close to Corniglia, Italy

Noticed this large waterspout forming during the sunset at Cinque Terre, Italy.

Video was taken from Manarola overlooking Corniglia, 17th Sept 2016.

The funnel formed over water and broke off closer to landfall.

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2 dead following floods and landslides in Trabzon and Giresun Provinces, Turkey; over 10 inches of rain in a day

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Flooding in Beşikdüzü, Turkey
Two people died yesterday, 21 September, after torrential rain triggered a landslide in the Beşikdüzü district of the Black Sea province of Trabzon in Turkey.

Turkish State Meteorological Service reported that over 26cm (10.24 inches) of rain fell in one day in Beşikdüzü.

Wide areas of the district have been flooded as a result. Rescues were required for numerous people trapped in homes, vehicles and schools.

Flooding also affected parts of the neighbouring province of Giresun. Local media report that three bridges were destroyed by the flooding in Giresun's Eynesil district.

In a statement made late yesterday, Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said that roads and buildings have been severely damaged in Beşikdüzü. AFAD have sent search and rescue teams to the area and said "work is underway to take control of the situation."

Turkey's Black Sea Region is extremely vulnerable to flash flooding and landslides, with coastal towns and cities surrounded by steep mountains.

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Lightning strikes kill 9 in Madhya Pradesh, India

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Nine persons were killed after being struck by lightning in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh which has been experiencing heavy rainfall, police said on Thursday.

Seven of the deaths occurred in two separate incidents in Chhattarpur district.

Pipat Station In-charge Mann Singh Parmar said that on Wednesday five farmers and eight others were injured when lightning struck a hut they were sheltering in. The injured were being treated at a local hospital.

A mother and her daughter were killed in Budha village while they were working in their field, police added.

According to police, two persons were also killed in Tikamgarh district after lightning struck their field.

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Lightning bolt kills two buffaloes in India

Two buffaloes of a farmer died after being struck by lightning at Mirpur village near here today.

Ravinder Singh, son of the farmer, Sukhwinder Singh, said a short rain took place during afternoon amidst lightning. They had tied their buffaloes in the yard of their house. Suddenly at about 1.30 pm, a loud sound of lightning was heard and in no time it struck their buffaloes. Two buffaloes died on the spot.

Ravinder Singh said the buffaloes were of Mura breed. One of the buffaloes provided milk and the other was yet to deliver. He said they suffered a loss of about Rs 1.5 lakh as they were dependent on selling milk for their livelihood.

Meanwhile, a Congress leader and Zila Parishad member, Harkeet Singh Bhari, Hardev Singh Meerpur, Gurcharan Singh Goslan and others demanded compensation for the farmer from the Punjab government for the unexpected loss.


Tornado wreaks havoc on island of Zakynthos, Greece

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Tornado wreaks havoc on island of Zakynthos
A tornado that passed through Zakynthos in the early hours today caused great problems on the island, making immediate intervention of power technicians and Fire Brigade personnel necessary.

The main problems at the moment are located in the Alykanas area where the tornado uprooted trees and snapped power columns and raised roofs, while small shops lost lightweight materials.

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Footballer dies after lightning strikes metal goalposts in Rubtsovsk, Russia

Russian authorities say a young football player has been killed and three others injured after lightning struck the goalposts during a game.

The 18-year-old, who has not been named, died during a game in a local competition involving teams of students Wednesday in the Siberian town of Rubtsovsk, regional investigative authorities say in a statement.

Players from both teams were crowded in the penalty area when lightning hit a set of metal goalposts. Investigators say the 18-year-old ''died at the scene'' and three other players needed medical treatment, without giving further details of their condition.

Source: The Associated Press