Friday, 23 August 2019

Tag Archives: Lightning

Reports claim passenger jet was struck by lightning

MOSCOW: Russian authorities have said the deadly fire onboard an Aeroflot passenger jet was probably caused by pilot error, a technical malfunction or “adverse weather conditions”, apparently referring to reports that lightning struck the plane after takeoff. Emergency workers said on Monday they had removed 41 bodies from the scorched ...

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Picture of the day

Lightning strikes as a storm approaches Santa Barbara, California. According to the LA Times, the National Weather Service recorded 1,489 pulses of lightning off the coast of Santa Barbara

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Lightning strikes kill dozens across Bangladesh

DHAKA: Dozens of Bangladeshis were killed in lightning strikes as pre-monsoon thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the South Asian country, an official said Thursday. Farmers harvesting rice in open fields made up the majority of victims, Iftekharul Islam, a director at Bangladesh’s disaster management department, told AFP. “In the last 24 ...

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Lightning kills 21 as India reels from floods

NEW DELHI: Lightning killed 21 people in eastern India as large swathes of the country reel under the worst floods in years that have left hundreds dead and millions displaced, officials said. Eighteen people were killed in Odisha state, authorities there said. Another three died in Jharkhand state further north. ...

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