Archive | June 1, 2014

Severe storm kills 8, two missing in Odisha, India

Storm Alert

At least eight persons were killed and two others missing in separate incidents of boat capsize and other mishaps when a severe nor’wester hit Jharsuguda and Bargarh districts of western Odisha early on Sunday. 
 
While seven persons were killed, including five in four boat mishaps in the Hirakud reservoir on the river Mahanadi, in Jharsuguda district, a woman died in a boat tragedy in Bargarh district, sources in the Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC) office here said. 
 
The body of Purnima Mallick (45) was fished out of the reservoir at Pudubagh, while Tejraj Kalo (65) and his son Bibhuti Kalo (35) died after their boat capsized in Hirakud at Khebra, they said. 
 
Similarly, bodies of Jagannath Dhurua (35) and Khusiram Sa (28) were fished out of the reservoir from different places in Jharsuguda district. A man was missing after a boat mishap in Lakhanpur area. 
 
One Biswambar Bhoi (60) died when lightning struck at Singeipalli in Jharsuguda district. 
 
Eight-year-old Bibek Seth was killed when an uprooted tree fell on him during a storm in Lakhanpur area. 
 
Similarly, a woman Hemakanti Dhurua drowned when a boat sunk at Ambabana in Bargarh district while her husband Ashok Dhurua went missing, SRC office sources said. 
 
Most of the victims were fishermen as the disaster lashed the region when they had gone out for fishing in country boats. Efforts were on to locate the two missing persons. 
 
Rescue and search operation has been launched by the personnel of fire brigade and Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), they said.

MAGNITUDE 5.1 CRETE, GREECE

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000r9tn#summary

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 62km (39mi) SSW of Tympakion, Greece
93km (58mi) S of Rethymnon, Greece

103km (64mi) SSW of Irakleion, Greece
104km (65mi) SSW of Nea Alikarnassos, Greece

391km (243mi) SSE of Athens, Greece

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MAGNITUDE 5.8 NORTH INDIAN OCEAN

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=382590

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1003 km W of Medan, Indonesia / pop: 1,750,971 / local time: 17:07:11.8 2014-06-01
729 km SW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia / pop: 250,757 / local time: 17:07:11.8 2014-06-01

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