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Storms, lightning kill at least 47 in India

Storms and lightning across a swathe of northern India have killed at least 47 people, officials said Tuesday, the latest deaths from freak weather that has battered the country this month. Disaster management officials in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand states said a combined total of 47 people had died in overnight storms across the…

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Tree catches fire after lightning strikes it in Mianwali

MIANWALI: A tree caught fire after lightning struck it in Musakhel, Mianwali on Sunday. Mianwali received stormy showers yesterday in the afternoon. In the meantime, lightning suddenly hit a tree located near Musakhel on Talagang Road, Mianwali, setting it on fire. Personnel of Rescue 1122 rushed to the tree and put out the fire as…

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Hail in Karachi: Take a look at some of these amazing pictures

The showers were accompanied by thunder and lightning as well as gusty winds. PHOTO: NIDA HUSSAIN KARACHI: Karachi witnessed its first hailstorm after at least four years in the early hours of Monday. It was also the first winter rain of the season. Hail and rain were witnessed in different parts of the city, including…

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Tiny pellets of hail descend upon Karachi

Hailstones collected during downpour in Karachi. Rain and hailstorm hit various parts of the metropolis in the early hours of Monday. PHOTO: Twitter KARACHI: The nocturnal lifestyle of Karachi’s night owls paid off late Sunday night as a number of people witnessed pellets of hail descending upon the City of Lights. Rain and hailstorm hit various…

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Lightning, heavy rain hit Karachi

KARACHI: Sudden, powerful thunderstorms hit Karachi on Monday night, bringing heavy rain, lightning and power cuts.The showers flooded major streets in the city, halting traffic. According to reports, Gulistan-e-Johar, Gulshan–e-Ibqal, Shah Faisal Colony, MA Jinnah Road, II Chandrigar Road, North Karachi, Shadman Town and other areas received heavy rain. Meanwhile, many areas of Karachi plunged…

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Lightning kills at least 67 people as monsoon sweeps India

NEW DELHI:  At least 67 people have been killed by lightning in India over the past two days, disaster management officials said Wednesday, as the annual monsoon rains sweep the country. Lightning strikes are relatively common in India during the June-October monsoon, which hit the southern coast earlier this month, but this week’s toll is…

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Colombia Indians killed by lightning to be left unburied

BOGOTA: Eleven Wiwa Indians killed by lightning during a tribal ceremony in Colombia's Sierra Nevada mountains will be left unburied where they died according to their traditions, an official said Sunday. The community of about 60 families will abandon their remote village in the wake of Monday's tragedy, but it was not yet clear where…

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We discussed taking players off due to lightning – Broad

DHAKA: England cricket captain Stuart Broad said he and New Zealand counterpart Brendon McCullum considered taking their players off the field due to fears they could be struck by lightning in their World Twenty20 clash on Saturday. Heavy rain forced the players off after 5.2 overs of New Zealand's innings, with McCullum's side winning the…

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Lightning Boult leads NZ to big West Indies win

WELLINGTON: Seamer Trent Boult delivered career-best figures of 10-80 as New Zealand thrashed West Indies by an innings and 73 runs inside three days to complete their first test victory in more than a year on Friday.The 24-year-old Boult had taken 6-40, including five wickets in 15 balls, to help bowl the West Indies out…

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Rain, thunder, lightning forecast for Sindh today

Staff ReportKARACHI: Different cities of Sindh including the provincial capital are expected to receive showers again today along with thunder and lightning, SAMAA reports Friday. According to Meteorological Department, cities including Sukkur, Hyderabad, Karachi and Azad Kashmir are likely to be washed today with more downpours coupled with thunder and lightning.The meteorologists said also some…

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13 die as lightning strikes Bangladesh mosque

DHAKA: At least 13 Muslim worshippers were killed and 15 hurt when lightning struck a mosque in a remote village in northeast Bangladesh as they held special Ramadan prayers, police said on Saturday. The imam was among those instantly killed when a lightning bolt hit the tin-and-thatch building at Saraswatipur village, about 200 kilometres (125…

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NASCAR fan killed by lightning

LONG POND: One spectator was killed and several others injured by lightning strikes following the conclusion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event, according to officials.Monroe County Coroner Bob Allen identified the deceased as 41-year-old Brian Zimmerman, of Moosic, Pennsylvania.Officials said the nine other individuals injured as a result of two separate lightning strikes at…

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Actress Winslet helps escapees as lightning hits Branson home

LONDON: Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet and members of Richard Branson's family escaped unharmed Monday when a lightning storm hit the Virgin tycoon's Caribbean island home, which was destroyed in a blaze.Winslet carried Branson's 90-year-old mother Eve out of The Great House on Necker Island as the flames took hold in the early hours of the…

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Lightning strikes kill 40 in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Lightning strikes during a heavy rainstorm in Bangladesh killed at least 40 people and injured more than 150, most of them harvesting rice in fields or fishing, police and officials said on Tuesday. The deaths, the largest number of casualties from lightning in a single day, occurred on Monday. Ten people died in northwestern…

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