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Lightning Strikes Claim 11 Lives In West Bengal’s Malda, CM Mamata Offers Condolences

In a tragic incident, at least 11 individuals lost their lives on Thursday afternoon due to lightning strikes in various locations across West Bengal's Malda district. The official stated that the district administration has announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of the deceased. "So far, 11 people have been killed due to lightning strikes. A number of injured people are being treated at various hospitals. Some of the injured are in critical condition," the official said, PTI quoted saying. CM Mamata Says District Admin Working Tirelessly In response to this natural disaster, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee expressed her sympathy through her social media platform X (formerly Twitter) for the families affected by the lightning strikes in...
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Flash floods kill 50 in one day in north Afghanistan – Times of India

KABUL: At least 50 people, mainly women and children, were killed Friday in flash flooding that ripped through northern Afghanistan, official said, in a country highly vulnerable to climate change. A disaster management official in the northern province of Baghlan said heavy seasonal rains sparked the flooding, and residents were unprepared for the sudden rush of water."So far, the number of dead is 50 as per the hospital authorities of Baghlan-e-Markazi district," said Hedayatullah Hamdard, the head of the provincial natural disaster management department, adding the toll could rise.Emergency personnel were "searching for any possible victims under the mud and rubble, with the help of security forces from the national army and police", Hamdard told AFP late Friday."The weather is very ...