At least 4 killed after plane crashes of ...

At least 4 killed after plane crashes off Ivory Coast amid thunderstorm (15/10/2017)

A cargo plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off West Africa’s Ivory Coast shortly after taking off in a thunderstorm on Saturday morning. At least 4 people have died in the crash, but some of the crew may have survived, according to BBC News. No details have emerged on exactly how many people were onboard the plane. Crews have been able to retrieve the bodies from the wrecked plane as debris from the crash swept back towards the shore. The aircraft took off from Port-Bouet Airport in Abidjan around the midmorning hours on Saturday. Rain and thunderstorms were occurring during takeoff, according to weather observations from the airport. Wind speeds reached as high as 30 km/h (18 mph) during the storm.
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Greek island in state of emergency after ...

Greek island in state of emergency after storm flooding (27/9/2017)

ATHENS, Greece – Greek authorities have declared the northern Aegean Sea island of Samothrace in a state of emergency after storms severely damaged roads, buildings and the drinking water supply. No deaths or injuries have been reported. A government statement said Wednesday that military and civilian teams from other parts of the country have been sent to Samothrace to help repair the flood damage. It said efforts are focusing on repairing the island's road network and water supply. Samothrace's health center and municipal buildings also suffered heavy damage from the storms late Monday and early Tuesday.
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Which are the places more likely to be s ...

Which are the places more likely to be struck by lightning?

The place most likely to be struck by lightning in the world is one spot above Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, according to new data. Over this mountain lake, there was a lightning show an astounding 297 days out of 365 days a year, on average. Even more surprising, the lightning strikes didn't occur just over the massive lake, but at one particular spot -- the point where the lake empties into the Catatumbo River, researchers said Dec. 14 at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
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In 1769 a single lightning bolt killed 3 ...

In 1769 a single lightning bolt killed 3000 people in Brescia, Italy.

In 1769 a single lightning bolt killed 3000 people in Brescia, Italy, and caused a large part of the city to be destroyed! Over 200,000 pounds of explosives were stored in the Church of San Nazaro on Brescia when a single lightning bolt struck its tower. The resulting explosion and fire killed 3000 people and destroyed a large part of the city.
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