Posts Tagged ‘lightning’

Was that lightning? Rare thundersnow seen in southern Manitoba

   Thunderstorms are common in the prairies, but thundersnow? That doesn’t happen very often. But the rare weather phenomenon has been part of the early blast of winter pummeling southern Manitoba. Thunderstorm activity associated with a Colorado Low’s winter storm began Friday morning close to the American border. Around the Vita area, thunderstorm activity was […]

Lightning bolt kills 4 of a family in Chandpur, Bangladesh

   Four members of a family, including two children, were killed when a thunderbolt struck them in Boro Station area in the district town on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Wahida Begum, 55, wife of Sultan Mia, their daughter Rehana Begum, 27, wife of Saiful Islam, and Rehana’s son Sabbir, 8 and daughter Samia, […]

Lightning strikes kill 18 people in Bihar, India

   At least 18 people were killed in Bihar in lightning strikes during heavy rainfall since Tuesday, officials said here on Wednesday. According to the Bihar Disaster Management Department, lightning claimed altogether 18 lives with Gaya and Kaimur accounting for three casualties each, followed by Patna, Bhojpur, East Champaran, Siwan and Arwal (two each) and […]

Coroner: 2nd woman dies after lightning strike in cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio

   A second woman has died after a lightning strike at a Cincinnati cemetery last weekend. The Hamilton County Coroner’s office says 55-year-old Patricia Herlinger, of Colerain Township, died Wednesday. Authorities say she was one of three people struck by lightning at Spring Grove Cemetery last Friday. The coroner’s office said 27-year-old Danielle Brosius, of […]

Cow fatally struck by lightning caught on camera in Murrayville, Illinois

   A video sent to our newsroom is showing just how dangerous lightning can be. We want to warn you, this video may be disturbing. You’re looking at a pasture in Murrayville near Interstate 72. A cow walked in the field and got struck by lightning Tuesday morning. The cow was killed. Again, during thunderstorms, […]

Man dies after being struck by lightning on Indiana lake

   A coroner says a man died of cardiac arrest after being struck by lightning while boating on a northern Indiana lake. Marshall County Coroner John Grolich says 65-year-old Richard Eberhardt and a friend were trying to reach shore at Lake of the Woods after a strong storm blew in Saturday, causing several lightning strikes […]

Sharp rise in deaths by lightning strikes across Bangladesh – at least 126 killed in May and June

   At least 126 people were killed by lightning strikes across the country in May and June this year, according to data compiled by a non-government organisation. ‘Save the Society and Thunderstorm Awareness Forum’ said it gathered the data from at least 10 local and national newspapers, some online portals and televisions. The victims include […]

Two cows killed by lightning in Garrard County, Kentucky

   The National Weather Service says that a lightning strike killed two cows near Fisher Ford Road in northern Garrard County. They say that it happened around 3 p.m. There were no other reports of injuries or damage. Source Article from Related Posts Was that lightning? Rare thundersnow seen in southern Manitoba   Thunderstorms are […]

Lightning kills man in Sofia, Bulgaria – second such incident in 2 days

   A 47-year-old man died in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia on the evening of June 17 after being struck by lightning, emergency services confirmed. The man was walking his dog in Sofia’s Lyulin 6 residential area when the incident happened. The dog also died. Emergency medical services spokesperson Katya Sungarska told Bulgarian National Television that […]

Tlaib and Omar’s support for BDS is now a lightning rod for Republicans

@JWalters, et al “Anti-BDS bill: For Israel, the terrain is shifting unfavourably” #BDS – Middle East Eye, Jan. 15/19 by Ben White “A battle over efforts to suppress the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign has become headlines news in the United States, in the context of an ongoing federal government shutdown. “Last Thursday, […]

Lightning strikes kill 6 in Zimbabwe

     Tragedy has hit Chipinge after six people were struck to death by lightning bolts this evening. Four people died at Carta farm while two others met the same fate at Watershed farm near Mandikise Prison in Chipinge. Meanwhile, heavy rains have destroyed part of the roofing at Beitbridge border post. Immigration officials have, however, […]

Tesla Tower: Lightning strikes and dances around Europe’s tallest skyscraper in Russia (VIDEOS)

Videos recorded by residents show huge bright bolts of lightning as they come down, hitting the top of Europe’s tallest building, cascading around the structure, surrounded by dark skies. The flashing display captivated observers. “So scary and at the same time so beautiful,” one social media user wrote; while another agreed, calling the scene “mesmerizing.” […]

Lightning bolt kills 7, severely injures 12 in Uttar Pradesh, India

     Seven persons, including five children, were killed on Saturday after being struck by lightning in Uttar Pradesh’ Shahjahanpur district, police said. The incident took place at Shamsherpur village in Kant area. Over a dozen persons have sustained severe burn injuries and are being treated at various medical facilities. The incident took place when some […]

Lightning bolt kills 2 men in Finland

     Police suspect that two men in eastern Finland died on Friday, after a lightning strike’s electric charge ran through their bodies. Two men died in the North Karelia municipality of Juuka on Friday, when an electric charge caused by a lightning strike conducted through nearby wet soil to their bodies, Finnish police report. The […]

Lightning bolt kills 74 sheep in eastern Turkey

     A total of 74 sheep were killed by a lightning strike in Turkey’s eastern province of Iğdır on July 23. Two herds of sheep, belonging to a man named Mahmut Biter, were gathered together as protection against the torrential rain while they were out in the field at the 2,000-meter altitude Serbarbulak plateau in […]

Lightning strikes claim 17 lives in a day across Odisha, India

     The first incident was reported from Barunagadia where lightning struck two youths who were working in the paddy field. At least 17 persons died in lightning strikes at different places in five districts of the State on Friday. While seven persons have been reported dead in Balasore and five in Mayurbhanj, one death each […]

Lightning killed man as he mowed his lawn in Fayette County, Tennessee

     A Mid-South man died after being struck by lightning during weekend storms, according to Fayette County Sheriff’s Department. The sheriff said Darrell Hoskins was on his lawn mower when a lightning bolt struck a nearby tree, arched, and hit him. Hoskins family said he died instantly. Darrell’s young daughter was the one who found […]

Lightning bolt kills 2 in Odisha, India

     Two persons were killed after lightning struck a field they were working on at Dhben Surda village in Kalahandi district, police said today. Lightning accompanied by rain struck when the two were working in a paddy field on the outskirt of their village located under M Rampur block yesterday. The deceased were identified as […]

LIghtning bolt kills family of 4 in Michoacán, Mexico

     Five people died yesterday in Michoacán after they were struck by lightning in two separate incidents. A family of four was killed by a lightning strike yesterday afternoon as they took shelter beneath a tree during an electrical storm near Urapicho in Paracho. The state Civil Protection office said two adults aged 26 and […]

Man hit by lightning at Dalton country club passes away, Georgia

     UPDATE: A Dalton man who was struck by lightning while celebrating the July Fourth holiday passed away over the weekend. Fire officials say Egan Stanley was fishing with his children at the Dalton Golf and Country Club when he was struck by lightning. Chief Todd Pangle confirms Stanley passed away on Sunday. Stanley leaves […]

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