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Woman killed as lightning strikes UP village


August 31st, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 31 (IANS) A woman was killed and 12 injured when lightning struck in Mirzapur district late Thursday, police said.The incident happened at Veerpur village in Mirzapur district, about ... Read more...

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Thousands suffer power outages in US after storms


June 13th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 ( IANS) Thousands of people in the US state of Texas went without electricity late Tuesday, after thunderstorms rolled through the Houston area knocking down trees and cutting ... Read more...

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One killed, 175 injured as tornado hits Tripura


May 1st, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 1 (IANS) A farmer was killed and 175 injured in Tripura when a tornado, accompanied by rain and hailstorm, hit the state, destroying more than 1,000 houses, uprooting ... Read more...

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Three killed in Tripura rainstorm


April 29th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 29 (IANS) At least three people, including a boy, have been killed in rainstorms ravaging parts of Tripura since Saturday, an official said here Sunday."A 76-year-old farmer in ... Read more...

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Dinosaurs ruled a world of fire and brimstone


April 12th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Dinosaurs ruled over a world of fire and brimstone, ignited by lightning and high oxygen levels during the Cretaceous period, between 145 million and 65 million ... Read more...

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Lightning strikes tourists on China mountain


November 7th, 2011 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 7 (IANS) At least 12 tourists were injured when a bolt of lightning struck them on top of a mountain in China, officials said.The incident happened in southwest ... Read more...

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Natural disasters in China killed over 200 in July


August 7th, 2011 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) Natural disasters left at least 204 people dead in China in July, according to a latest government report.Around 25 people went missing in the disasters, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Orissa lightning strikes leave 32 dead


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 3 (IANS) Lightning strikes in two days in Orissa have caused 32 deaths, the government said Wednesday.Authorities Wednesday confirmed eight more deaths.While 15 people died Tuesday, 17 others ... Read more...

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Toll in Orissa lightning strikes rises to 24 (Lead)


August 3rd, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 2 (IANS) The death toll due to lightning strikes increased to 24 in Orissa with the state government confirming seven more deaths Tuesday.While the seven people died across ... Read more...

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Lightning strikes kill 17 in Orissa


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 2 (IANS) At least 17 people, including six women, were killed in lightning strikes across Orissa with the coastal district of Ganjam accounting for four casualties, officials said ... Read more...

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Lightning kills eight in Uttar Pradesh


July 29th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 29 (IANS) Eight people have been killed by lightning strikes in two districts of Uttar Pradesh, officials said Friday.Seven people died in Chandauli district and a man in ... Read more...

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Lightning strikes kill 10 in Jharkhand


June 8th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 8 (IANS) Lightning strikes have killed 10 people across Jharkhand over the last 24 hours, police said Wednesday.Two people were killed and two others were injured on the ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Bangladesh lightning strikes


May 27th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 27 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 10 injured Friday in two lightning strikes in central Bangladesh, media reports said.The lightning strikes occurred at about 2 ... Read more...

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Rudd says ‘lightning does not strike twice’ over second run for PM rumours


March 16th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Mar 16 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has raised doubtd that he could be re-elected as Prime Minister saying he is 'not of the view that lightning strikes twice'.Although ... Read more...

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Lightning strikes, rat bites, falling off toilet-how Brits got injured in 2010!


January 1st, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): Rat bites, lighting strikes, falling off toilets-are some of the top reason why Brits had to run to the hospital in 2010, reveals new data.Yearly hospital admissions data ... Read more...

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Death toll in Tamil Nadu rains rises to 179


December 6th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) The rain fury has claimed as many as 179 lives in Tamil Nadu since the onset of northeast monsoon in late October. Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Monday held ... Read more...

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Futuristic concept sees humans living in mini floating cities in the Pacific


November 12th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): A Japanese technology firm has come up with a concept that sees humans in the future living in giant skyscrapers on floating water lilies in the middle of ... Read more...

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Powering homes with electricity collected from air may soon be possible


August 26th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Electricity collected from the air could become the newest alternative energy source, say scientists, who have solved a 200-year-old scientific riddle about how moisture in the atmosphere becomes ... Read more...

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24 injured in lightning strike at Jharkhand school


August 19th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 19 (IANS) Twenty-four children were injured when a lightning struck a school building in Jharkhand's Giridih district Thursday, police said. According to police, lightning struck the Lalchand High School situated under ... Read more...

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Lightning strikes Briton at 13:13 on Friday the 13th


August 15th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) A 13-year-old Briton was struck by lightning at 13:13 on Friday the 13th. He escaped with only minor burns. The teenager was struck at Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival Friday, ... Read more...

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13-yr-old boy struck by lightening on Friday the 13th at 13:13


August 14th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): Friday the 13th really is unlucky for some - a 13-year-old-boy was struck by lightening on Friday the 13th at 13:13.The unnamed boy was struck at Lowestoft Seafront ... Read more...

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Beijing buildings prone to lightning strikes in summer


July 16th, 2010 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 16 (IANS) Over 20,000 lightning strikes hit Beijing every year, but the majority of buildings in the Chinese capital are not properly protected from lightning. There is an average of two ... Read more...

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Yangtze River stones may be remnants of 1000-year-old cliff inscription


July 6th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, July 6 (ANI): Four giant stones recently recovered from the bottom of the Yangtze River near Jiaoshan Mountain in Zhenjiang City, China, could be the remnants of a more than 1000 ... Read more...

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Lightning Kills Woman Before Boyfriend Could Propose For Marriage


June 10th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri North Carolina, June 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In an unfortunate development in North Carolina a lady was killed by lightning strike just when his boyfriend was about to propose marriage to ... Read more...

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Cyclone Phet may give Gujarat a miss (Lead)


June 3rd, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 3 (IANS) The severe cyclonic storm Phet may weaken and give Gujarat a miss while moving towards Pakistan by the weekend. So far eight people have died in the state ... Read more...

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Cyclone Phet may hit Gujarat during weekend


June 3rd, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 3 (IANS) The severe cyclonic storm Phet, which has claimed seven lives, has altered course but may again hit Gujarat's coast around the weekend, the weather office said Thursday. The storm ... Read more...

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Laila weakening as it inches closer to Andhra coast


May 20th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh coast may escape severe battering by cyclonic storm Laila that is showing signs of weakening before hitting the seashore. However, heavy rains with gales, which ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash coastal Andhra as Cyclone Laila nears the shore


May 19th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Heavy rains with strong gales lashed coastal Andhra region as authorities began evacuation of people from low-lying areas with cyclonic storm Laila intensifying further and heading towards ... Read more...

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Ball lightning ‘just a hallucination caused by regular lightning’


May 15th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Hallucinations caused by overstimulated brains could be the reason behind the mysterious floating blobs of light known as ball lightning, a new study suggests.Although many eyewitnesses have reported ... Read more...

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Lightning kills five in Tripura


April 29th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 29 (IANS) Five people, including two children, were killed and 11 injured in lightning strikes in different parts of Tripura, officials said Thursday. Eight-year-old Rajiv Bhoumij and his six-year-old sister ... Read more...

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Lightning-like electricity makes mushrooms multiply


April 11th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): When exposed to lightning-like electricity, mushrooms start multiplying, according to an ongoing research.For decades, farmers in Japan have welcomed storms over their fields, as they believe that ... Read more...

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Shocking recipe for making killer electrons revealed


March 12th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, March 12 (ANI): ESA's (European Space Agency's) Cluster mission has revealed the shocking recipe for making killer electrons, by taking a bunch of fast-moving electrons, placing them in orbit and then ... Read more...

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Brit scuba diver sets world record for longest underwater stay


January 23rd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 23 (ANI): A British scuba diver has rewritten pages of Guinness World Records after spending more than two days underwater.Will Goodman, originally of Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, London, survived being 20ft down ... Read more...

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New lightning network to improve thunderstorm monitoring


November 26th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, November 26 (ANI): A network of lightning listening stations, which promises to improve our ability to monitor thunderstorms and predict cyclone strength, is expected to be completed next year.Every second around ... Read more...

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Mexican man killed by lightning while playing football


September 8th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 8 (EFE) An amateur football player was killed by lightning in Loma Bonita on the outskirts of the eastern Mexican city of Veracruz, police said. Efrain Pena was on ... Read more...

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