Posts Tagged ‘lightning’

In pictures: Heat and lightning strikes to blame for massive wildfires in California

Massive blazes that have spread across California have so far led to five deaths and the evacuation of thousands of people across the state, with tens of thousands of homes in danger. The authorities say that lightning is responsible for the fires, over 350 of which have broken out amid a blistering heatwave. At least […]

Thunderbolt And Lightning: The Divine Spark That Shaped History

For millennia the phenomenon of lightning has been shrouded in mystery, inspiring much fascination by humans, who for the longest time lived outdoors in the shadows of these cosmic blasts of light. Modern humans have knowledge of lighting’s true nature and are able to balance its irregular flows that link water laden clouds with the […]

Lightning strikes have killed 65 people and 69 cattle across Cambodia so far this year

     A total of 70 people died amid heavy storms in Cambodia this year, including 65 who were struck by lightning, local media reported on Monday. National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy told newsmen that the first five months of the year have seen 68 people killed during storms. Vy said that the […]

Three women killed by lightning bolt as heavy storms hit southern China

     Three women have died after being struck by lightning as extreme storms struck southern China, according to an online news portal. The women from Baise city in Guangxi autonomous region, died instantly after being struck on Wednesday afternoon, reported on Thursday. The report said they were on top of a mountain at Dongmen […]

‘Mother of all thunderstorms’: UK hit by up to 20,000 lightning strikes overnight

     The UK has been hit by up to 20,000 lightning strikes in a massive electrical storm that swept the country on Saturday night. Incredible photos and footage show stunning purple skies illuminated by intense bursts of light. The violent thunderstorm blasted parts of southern Britain following a humid day of 27 degrees celsius temperatures. […]

Lightning strikes kill 4 across Bangladesh

     Four people were killed in lightning strikes in three districts — Mymensingh, Bogura and Sunamganj — on Wednesday, reports UNB. In Mymensingh, two people died after being hit by lightning while catching fish in two separate beels — one at Kolakanda village in Muktagachha upazila and the other at Nattakuri village in Sadar upazila. […]

‘Piercing the atmosphere’: Hurricane lightning blasted antimatter at the Earth

On 23 October 2015, the NOAA Airborne Detector for Energetic Lightning Emissions (ADELE) flew through the eyewall of the category five storm. In order to be classified as a category five, a hurricane must have sustained winds exceeding 156mph (70 m/s; 136kn; 251kph). The crew became the first humans to witness a terrestrial gamma-ray flash […]

Lightning bolt kills 5 in SW Cambodia

     Five villagers were killed by a lightning strike on Thursday during a torrential rain in southwestern Cambodia’s Koh Kong province, according to the National Police’s website. The incident took place at 3:00 p.m. local time in Prolay village of Thmor Baing district when the victims, including two women, were constructing a wooden house under […]

Nine people over 120 animals killed by lightning strikes in just one month across Turkey

     A total of nine people have been killed due to lightning strikes over the past month across Turkey, with experts warning that the rising number of such incidents could be related to a boom in magnetic fields across the world, daily Habertürk reported on May 17. Some 26 people were injured and more than […]

Lightning kills father and son in Liberia

     Lightning has struck and killed a 57 year – old man said to be a lawyer, Mr. Sumo Mulbah, Sr. and his 11 year – old son Sumo Mulbah, Jr. in the VOA Community in Brewerville, Montserrado County. According to the wife of the decease Mrs. Victoria Mulbah, her husband, Mr. Mulbah, Sr. was […]

29 killed in lightning strikes in 24 hours across Bangladesh – 112 such deaths in May so far

     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 hours, 29 people have died […]

Lightning strikes kill 7 more in 3 districts of Bangladesh

     Seven people, including a schoolgirl, were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in Sunamganj, Sherpur and Habiganj districts on Monday. In Habiganj, two farmers were killed and another was injured when a thunderbolt struck them at Telghari haor in Baniachang upazila in the morning, reports UNB. The deceased are Adhir Baishnab, 27, and […]

Lightning bolt kills shepherd and over 200 sheep, goats in Pakistan

     A lightning strike Friday killed a shepherd and more than 200 sheep and goats at the “Mosa Ka Mussala hilltop”. According to police, 45-year old shepherded Aleem s/o Kar Khan resident of Meethal village was grazing his flock of 200 sheep and goats in Malian when a lightning strike killed him and over 200 […]

Lightning strikes kill 19, injure at least 16 others across Bangladesh

     At least 16 others were injured when lightning bolts slammed into the ground in Sirajganj, Magura, Naogaon, Rangamati, Noakhali, Sunamganj, Brahmanbaria, Gopalganj and Gazipur on Sunday. In Sirajganj, five people were killed and four others injured by the outburst of lightning different areas of the district on Sunday. Two died in Shahjadpur Upazila, two […]

Lightning bolt kills 3, injures 2 in Uganda

     Three people were killed and other two injured when lightning struck during a downpour in Bukasero village in Bukatube sub-county, Mayuge district on Sunday. The Police identified the deceased as Muniru Dembele, 41, Rashid Mutebe, 27, and Ronald Okware 16, all residents of Bukasero. The survivors are Kadiri Kadabo, 17 and Matia Mugalya, 27. […]

Robot’s Rubik’s revenge: Cult cube torn asunder in lightning fast solution bid (VIDEOS)

If you too have experienced this rage, you’ll undoubtedly enjoy watching a robot try to solve one so fast that the distinctly-colored cube explodes. Finally, justice for enraged cube players everywhere. READ MORE: Done in 60 seconds: Skydiver solves Rubik’s Cube in freefall jump (VIDEO) The device, built by engineers Ben Katz and Jared Di […]

3 killed by lightning strikes in Rajouri, India

     A woman was killed when she was struck by lightning in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today. Parveen Akhtar (35) was inside her house in Kandi village when she was struck by the lightning last night, a police official said. Her death raised the number of people killed in lightning incidents […]

Lightning strikes twice: Thunderstorm rocks hospital again (VIDEO)

Severe thunderstorms hit Australian towns including Warwick, Toomwoomba, Dalby, Gympia and Gladstone on Monday and Tuesday. Images on social media show ominous clouds rolling over the southeast town of Warwick, where a lightning bolt caused damage to panels on the roof of Warwick Hospital. front of the storm rolling in hot #rain #hail #noshine #niceweather […]

Lightning kills 80 people in Cambodia during 2017

     Eighty Cambodians, mostly rural residents, were killed by lightning strikes in 2017, down 26 percent from the 108 deaths in 2016, a disaster control spokesman said on Monday. Besides the fatalities, thunderbolts also injured 63 others this year, down 40 percent from the 105 injuries last year, said Keo Vy, the spokesman for the […]

Lightning strikes man to death in Zambia

     A 22 year old man of Lupili compound in Luwingu district has died after lightning struck him at the weekend. Northern Province Deputy Police Commissioner Edwin Bwanga confirmed the development to Zambia News and Information Service in Luwingu today saying the incident happened on Saturday in the afternoon. Mr. Bwanga named the deceased as […]

Woman dies after being struck by lightning while playing golf in Belek, Turkey

     A British woman has died after being struck by lightning while playing golf with her husband on a romantic holiday in Turkey. Sarah Oldham, 39, suffered a cardiac arrest after being hit by a lightning bolt as she sheltered under an umbrella when it started to rain on the course in Belek, on Turkeys […]

Scientists create ‘lightning in a bottle’ for 1st time in history (VIDEO)

Plasma is one of the four most common states of matter on Earth, and is comprised of highly ionized gas. Lightning is a form of plasma, as is the weather phenomenon Saint Elmo’s fire, when glowing balls of light appear on pointed objects during storms. Fluorescent light bulbs and neon lights contain other forms of […]

Shock horror: Passenger plane hit by lightning in skies above Amsterdam (VIDEO)

READ MORE: Nerve-shredding moment airliner makes epic nose-first landing caught on camera (PHOTOS) In dramatic footage posted online, a bolt of lightning is shown hitting the nose of the daily flight from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to the Peruvian capital of Lima. Amazingly, the Boeing 777-300ER continued unperturbed, landing at Lima airport on schedule 12 hours […]

30,000 lightning strikes and large hail as ‘super-cell’ storms hit New South Wales

     More than 30,000 lightning strikes battered the Hunter Region as intense ‘super-cell’ storms hit the east coast overnight. The storms brought wind gusts of up to 90km/h and golf ball-sized hailstones to parts of New South Wales’ north coast and Queensland’s south-east. In NSW, the SES attended about 250 calls for help while in […]

Thunderstorms create over 50,000 lightning strikes in south-west Western Australia

     A complex low pressure system has has brought widespread showers and thunderstorms to south-west Western Australia overnight and into this morning, with storms producing more than 50,000 lightning strikes. So far there have been widespread falls of 5-10mm over southwestern parts of the state, with the heaviest falls occurring in the Great Southern, Southern […]

Six cattle killed by lightning strike in Malanda, Australia

     A dairy farmer is counting his losses after six cows were killed by suspected lightning strikes at his Far Northern property. Malanda cattleman James Johnston was searching for his missing cattle before milking when he stumbled on the carcasses on yesterday morning. “They just looked like a dead cow, but I didn’t cut them […]

Six killed, three injured by lightning bolt in Karnataka, India

     Six persons were killed on the spot when they were struck by thunder bolt and lightning at Nandinathapura village of Periyapatana taluk in Mysuru district on Wednesday. The incident took place around noon and the victims were tending to cattle when there was a sudden downpour. They rushed to a temple to take cover […]

4 killed in separate lightning strikes across Odisha, India

     At least four people including a woman were killed in separate lighting strikes on Wednesday as heavy rains lashed large parts in Odisha. According to reports, the lighting struck a man at Govindpur village under Kuchinda block in Sambalpur district. A woman from Srirampur village under Bari block of Jajpur district and an old […]

Lightning strikes kill 4 and injure 17 in Madhya Pradesh, India

     Lightning strikes killed four persons and injured 17 others in three separate incidents in Seoni, Hoshangabad and Sehore districts of Madhya Pradesh. While two persons were killed in Seoni this afternoon, one person each died in Hoshangabad and Sehore districts yesterday. In Seoni, two farmers died when they were struck by the bolt from […]

Woman killed by lightning in Port Morant, Jamaica

     A St Thomas woman is dead after she was reportedly struck by lightning while at her home in Port Morant yesterday. She has been identified as 33-year-old Marsha Whyte of Works Yard in the community. It’s reported that Whyte was at home yesterday when she went to catch water from an outside pipe during […]

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