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Powerful storms kill at least 40 across northern India

Powerful storms kill at least 40 across northern India

Powerful wind and rain storms swept across northern India, demolishing houses, uprooting trees and killing at least 40 people as winds turned the skies brown with dust and sand, officials said Monday. Most of the deaths occurred when winds and falling trees caused buildings to collapse, leaving people buried in the wreckage. In the town […]

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Heavy rains, lightning kill 41 in India, 15 in Bangladesh

Heavy rains, lightning kill 41 in India, 15 in Bangladesh

July  31, – Authorities had already announced a death toll for Saturday of at least 17 people in heavy rains in the northeastern state of Assam. Lightning also killed 15 people in Bangladesh in the past two days, disaster management officials in Dhaka said on Sunday, adding to a death toll of 17 in flooding […]

July 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
64 killed by lightning across Bangladesh, reports say

64 killed by lightning across Bangladesh, reports say

May 14, – Most of the 64 lightning deaths since Thursday have occurred in rural Bangladesh, where farmers are busy with the current harvesting season, leading Bengali-language newspapers Prothom Alo and Samakal reported. More than 60 people have been killed by lightning over the past two days during tropical storms across Bangladesh, local media said […]

May 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Death toll rises to 17 in Texas as storms spark record floods

Death toll rises to 17 in Texas as storms spark record floods

May 27, – At least 17 people have been killed in severe storms and flooding that hit parts of Texas and Oklahoma, with officials worried that number may rise. Several more fatalities were reported — four in Houston and four more in Central Texas. That brought to 17 the number of people killed by the […]

May 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tropical Storm Dolly moves ashore in Mexico

Tropical Storm Dolly moves ashore in Mexico

Sep 03, – The U.S. Hurricane Center said Dolly was located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south-southeast of Tampico on Tuesday evening. The storm’s maximum sustained winds were near 45 mph (75 kph) and it was moving to the west at 9 mph (15 kph). Tropical Storm Dolly moved ashore late Tuesday and soaked Mexico’s […]

September 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Australian surf deadlier than bushfires, sharks

Australian surf deadlier than bushfires, sharks

Nov 27, – Australia is known for its destructive summer wildfires, storms and dangerous predators such as sharks which are common in its waters, but researchers at the University of New South Wales said there was an unheralded killer in the sea. The Australian surf kills more people than bushfires, cyclones, floods and sharks combined, […]

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