Archive | April 4, 2015

14 Fresh Cases of Swine Flu Reported in Telangana, India

Swine Flu Alert

Fourteen fresh cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana where 77 people have succumbed to the H1N1 virus since the beginning of the year.
 
“Since the first of January till the 2nd of April, 7423 samples were tested out of which 2289 were found to be positive for the virus. The number of deaths because of swine flu and related complications currently stands at 77,” a state government release said on Saturday.
 
Fourteen out of the 49 samples sent for analysis on Friday were found positive for the virus.
Courtesy of ndtv.com

Avalanche kills 4 Army men in Ladakh, India

avalanche-representational-650_650x400_51427645780
Four army men were killed in an avalanche in Ladakh while five more bodies were recovered from debris of the houses that collapsed in landslides caused due to incessant rains in Jammu and Kashmir. With the recovery of the bodies, toll in three separate incidents of landslides has risen to 22.
 
Four Army men were killed and two others injured after an avalanche hit their vehicle in frontier Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, defence sources said.
 
They said avalanche hit an Army vehicle at remote Changla village in Leh district yesterday, trapping six army men travelling in it.
 
They said rescue teams immediately swung into action and recovered bodies of three army men while efforts are on to recover body of the 4th army men.
 
Meanwhile, search and rescue workers retrieved body of eight-year-old boy Faisal Ahmad Hajam from the debris of a house at village Laden in Chadoora tehsil this afternoon.
 
With the recovery of the body, death toll in the incident of house collapse in the village has risen to 16.
 
Laden village witnessed massive landslide caused by heavy rains on intervening night of Sunday and Monday. Rescue parties recovered 15 bodies of two families from the debris of the house swallowed by earth. The boy had remained untraced.
 
Meanwhile, four more bodies were recovered from the debris of the collapsed house, which was yesterday hit by a massive landslide triggered by incessant rains in Dessa area of Doda district.
 
“Rescuers today recovered two more bodies from the debris of the house that collapsed under a massive landslide in Diwalkund in Dessa belt of Doda district yesterday. Two bodies were recovered yesterday,” a police official said.
 
Three people who are also feared dead, continue to be trapped under the debris of the house which has come under around 18 feet of mud and slush.
 
The official said continuous rainfall has been creating hurdles in the operation as the area is prone to more landslides. “It is a remote area which lacks road accessibility thus making the movement of heavy machinery impossible”.
 
Two persons were killed after tree uprooted by a landslide fell on them in Limber area of Uri in North Kashmir’s Baramulla yesterday.
 
Meanwhile, in view of threat of landslides, authorities evacuated 62 families from Khahmove, Brandub, Woolutra, Shitloo and other villages of Rohama Tehsil in Baramulla district today..
 
The families were shifted to safer places.
Courtesy of risingkashmir.com

Severe flooding causes mayhem; Woman found dead after her car is swept away in Kentucky, USA

Severe Flood Warning

A woman died after her car was swept off the highway and into a flooded creek in Kentucky, police said Friday.
 
Authorities in Lee County received a call in the morning that a car had become submerged after heavy rains in the area.
 
A series of agencies joined the search for the car, including the Sheriff’s Office, EMS and Fire and Rescue.
 
“As the floodwaters receded, the vehicle was found submerged in the creek,” Kentucky State Police said.
 
“The vehicle was recovered and a female was found inside and pronounced deceased by the Lee County Coroner.”
  
A preliminary investigation indicates the woman was alone in the car.
Courtesy of CNN

Massive Hailstorm kills 3 and injures 150 in Mathura, India

Disaster Alert

Three people, including a woman, were killed in two separate incidents of wall collapse caused by hailstorms in different parts of the district, while 150 others were injured, an official said on Saturday.
 
“Ten cattle were killed and 150 people have been injured due to hailstorms yesterday evening. The number of injured is high due to sudden, massive hailstorms,” ADM Dhirendra Sachan said.
 
“Majority of crops were destroyed in the hailstorm. Actual loss of the farmers has to be assessed,” he said.
 
In Nagla Imam Khan area of Reethora village in Mathura, two persons including a child were killed when their house collapsed on Friday night due to heavy rains.
 
“While a 30-year-old woman and an eight-year-old child succumbed to injuries on the spot, six people who were injured were rushed to a private hospital in Kosi Kalan town,” Mr Sachan said.
Massive Hailstorm in Mathura, 3 Killed, 150 Injured
Representational Image (Thinkstock)
Courtesy of ndtv.com

Plane crashes with two people on board near Loch Etive in the West of Scotland, UK

Plane Crash Alert

POLICE, rescue helicopters and lifeboats are involved in major rescue operation after emergency call was received just before 2pm this afternoon.
Courtesy of dailyrecord.co.uk

MAGNITUDE 5.1 BANDA SEA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10001tzj#general_summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 144 km

Distances: 220km (137mi) NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia
234km (145mi) W of Tual, Indonesia
359km (223mi) SSE of Amahai, Indonesia
380km (236mi) SE of Ambon, Indonesia
626km (389mi) ENE of Dili, East Timor

Map showing extent (w,s,e,n) = (125.666, -11.065000000000001, 135.666, -1.0650000000000004)

MAGNITUDE 3.1 GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIF, USA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=435158

Subject To Change

Depth: 7 km

Distances: 42 km NW of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,792,621 / local time: 07:54:45.6 2015-04-04
7 km S of Santa Clarita, United States / pop: 176,320 / local time: 07:54:45.6 2015-04-04


Global viewRegional view

MAGNITUDE 2.8 GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIF, USA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=435157

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 42 km NW of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,792,621 / local time: 07:52:51.8 2015-04-04
8 km S of Santa Clarita, United States / pop: 176,320 / local time: 07:52:51.8 2015-04-04


Global viewRegional view

MAGNITUDE 4.2 OKLAHOMA, USA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=435146

Subject To Change

Depth: 5 km

Distances: 378 km N of Dallas, United States / pop: 1,197,816 / local time: 08:21:17.3 2015-04-04
74 km N of Oklahoma City, United States / pop: 579,999 / local time: 08:21:17.3 2015-04-04
31 km NW of Guthrie, United States / pop: 10,191 / local time: 08:21:17.3 2015-04-04
20 km N of Crescent, United States / pop: 1,411 / local time: 08:21:17.3 2015-04-04


Global viewRegional view

Lawyers should never ask a Georgia grandma a question if they aren’t prepared for the answer

'Lawyers should never ask a Georgia grandma a question if they aren't prepared for the answer. In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, 'Mrs. Jones, do you know me?' She responded, 'Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I've known you since you were a boy, and frankly, you've been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you're a big shot when you haven't the brains to realize you'll never amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you.' The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, 'Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?' She again replied, 'Why yes, I do. I've known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. He's lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can't build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know him.' The defense attorney nearly died. The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet voice, said, 'If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I'll send you both to the electric chair.'
In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, ‘Mrs. Jones, do you know me?’ She responded, ‘Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I’ve known you since you were a boy, and frankly, you’ve been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you’re a big shot when you haven’t the brains to realize you’ll never amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you.’
 
The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, ‘Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?’
 
She again replied, ‘Why yes, I do. I’ve known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. He’s lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can’t build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know him.’
The defense attorney nearly died.
 
The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet voice, said, ‘If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I’ll send you both to the electric chair.
Courtesy of David Heard on Facebook