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Lightning bolt kills three children in Bihar, India

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Three minor children died when struck them while they were playing in the rain on Sunday.

The incident occurred at village under Teyai police outpost of Begusarai .

Police sources said Dataram Kumar, Shubham and Anand all aged below 12 years, were playing in an orchard beside a village temple when lightning struck them.

While Dataram, son of Tuntun Sah and Shubham, son of Dilip Choudhary were residents of Raghunandanpur village, Anand was a resident of Madhurapur village under Teghra police station of the district and had come to his maternal grandmother's house.

Bhagwanpur block development officer (BDO) Ajay Kumar later visited the family of the victims.

The district administration announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh to kin of each of the deceased.

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Lightning bolt kills 108 goats, sheep in Rajouri, India

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An official said the nomadic families camping in Kund Karyote area were on way to their homes in Lamberi and Teryath areas of district last night when lightning struck, killing 108 goats and sheep.

Over 100 goats and sheep were killed by a lightning bolt in Kund Karyote village area of Thanamandi tehsil of Rajouri district, officials said on Friday.

An official said the nomadic families camping in Kund Karyote area were on way to their homes in Lamberi and Teryath areas of district last night when lightning struck, killing 108 goats and sheep.

There was no report of any human loss in the incident, he said.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Hurricane reveals 119 year old shipwrecks - Biofuel production stops in UK

Ships were wrecked on Dog island during a hurricane in 1899. Several were unearthed by Hurricane Michael last week.

Ships were wrecked on Dog island during a hurricane in 1899. Several were unearthed by Hurricane Michael last week.
Hurricane Michael uncovered a fleet of buried shipwrecks from 1899, could it be a century cycle that we are seeing in the climate?

Typhoon YuTu turns up the channel between China and Taiwan.

UK's largest bioethanol plant to close because of high wheat prices and a look at crop contamination as the US harvest is in full swing.


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Lightning bolt kills two students in Homa Bay, Kenya

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Grief struck a village in Homa Bay county after two students including a KCPE candidate were killed by lightning.

Swinton Odhiambo, who had just complete his Standard Eight examinations at Kawuor Primary School and Calvin Ochieng, a Form Two student at Obera Secondary School, met their deaths at 5pm as they were playing football at a local playground in Kabuoch village, Ndhiwa Sub - County .

Two other students sustained burns and were taken to a local hospital.

Assistant chief John Otonge said the duo were pronounced dead on arrival the hospital.

"The KCPE candidate was said to be full of joy after sitting for the exams and was sure of passing the national tests," Mr Otonge said.

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Spain battered by snow storms and a tornado in Menorca

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The freak weather system also saw Menorca battered by a tornado
The week-long spell of rain, snow and unseasonably low temperatures has been blamed a mass of polar air lingering over the Iberian Peninsula

More than 50 trees and hundreds of power lines were pulled down by the powerful storm, leaving thousands of residents without electricity.

Neighbouring principality Asturias' 25,000 properties also had their power knocked out by the tornado.

A week-long spell of rain, snow and unseasonably low temperatures has been blamed on the arrival of a mass of polar air lingering over the Iberian Peninsula.

At least one person remains missing in the town of Camariñas in Galicia, northwestern Spain, with reports the man may have fallen into the sea while fishing.

The bad weather has returned to the Balearics just weeks after the region was hit with flooding, in which 13 people were killed.

Comment: A couple of days ago unseasonal snowstorms swept across central France causing road chaos.


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At least 11 dead as violent storms buffet Italy for two days

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Workers cut up and remove a fallen tree a day after strong winds and rain hit the city, in Rome, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018.
Heavy rains and high winds buffeting much of Italy have killed 11 people over two days as Venice officials lamented Tuesday one of the worst floods ever to strike the city's famed St. Mark's Basilica.

Many of the deaths were due to trees crashing down on cars and pedestrians. The victims also included a woman who was buried by mud when a landslide invaded her home near Trento in northern Italy and a man who was slammed against rocks while wind surfing in Emilia-Romagna.

The other fatalities occurred in Naples, Liguria, Lazio and Veneto, where authorities found a 61-year-old man whose body had been swept more than a kilometer (half a mile) away from his car.

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Rare waterspout filmed off United Arab Emirates coast

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A rare fair-weather waterspout swirled across coastal waters off Ras Al Khaimah late Tuesday morning, said the national weather bureau.

The National Centre of Meteorology in Abu Dhabi posted an eyewitness video of the waterspout air-and-water column moving swiftly along coastal waters appearing to have dropped out of the storm clouds that have draped the north eastern reaches of the UAE since Sunday bringing heavy rains.

There were no reports of any injuries on Tuesday morning from boats that may have been in the area.

The funnel cloud appears to have extended several thousand feet into low-level clouds.

Mohammad Al Khajeh, a national weather forecaster, confirmed the video was posted on Tuesday shortly after 11am on the weather centre's twitter account.

"It's rare," Al Khajeh said



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Incredible tornado strikes in Waikato, New Zealand

Sam Owen, who lives at Eureka, was heading west along State Highway 26 in his tractor when he spotted a strange cloud formation in the distance.

Sam Owen, who lives at Eureka, was heading west along State Highway 26 in his tractor when he spotted a strange cloud formation in the distance.
A sharemilker watched in awe from his tractor as a giant tornado formed near Hamilton.

Sam Owen, who lives at Eureka, was heading west along State Highway 26 in his tractor when he spotted the strange cloud formation in the distance.

"I was really weird. I didn't really know what it was until I got a photo of it just as it was reaching down and it just kind of pulled out and all of a sudden it started to suck out what looked like soil or dust into the atmosphere."


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Two people killed after being hit by lightning bolt outside church in Kenya

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Two people died on Saturday evening after they were struck by lightning while sheltering from heavy rains outside a church in Lower Solai Sub-Location, Nakuru county.

According to area Assistant Chief Stanley Bett, the deceased include a 21-year-old woman and a Class Six pupil.

The woman was in the company of three children, one of them being her niece, when lightning struck them outside AIC Church, Kapkirem.

The four were rushed to a dispensary at Lower Solai hospital, where the woman succumbed to injuries.

Comment: Elsewhere in the last few days lightning strikes have also killed individuals in Saudi Arabia, Ghana and Nigeria.


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Cat 5 hurricane wipes Hawaiian island off the map

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The island, located about 550 miles northwest of Honolulu, is part of a chain of small island groups in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. When the chain was swept by powerful storm surges from Hurricane Walaka earlier this month, East Island was submerged.

The island was uninhabited, but scientists are worried because it was a refuge for two of the most endangered animals in the world: the Hawaiian green sea turtle and the Hawaiian monk seal.

A paradise for animals

Almost 96% of Hawaii's green turtle population travels to the island chain, known as the French Frigate Shoals, for safe nesting during their breeding season, according to Chip Fletcher, an earth science professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Comment: Nowadays it doesn't take a hurricane to alter coastlines: