Friday, Dec 09, 2022



Lightning kills 907 in India as extreme weather surges in 2022

December 07, 2022 7:22 pm

Temperatures during India's monsoon season have risen this century and the country could see more frequent heatwaves in future, the government said in August.

Bhavnagar: 2 of family die in lightning strike

June 19, 2022 11:32 pm

The incident took place at around 11 am in Moti Jagdhar village in Mahuva taluka of Bhavnagar when the victims were on their way home after participating in labour work being offered by the government under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA).

MP: Two dead, 12 injured in incidents of lightning strike as unseasonal rains lash Seoni

April 09, 2022 10:44 am

"The weather suddenly changed between 5 pm and 6 pm. Sudden unseasonal rains and lightning strikes resulted in loss of human lives, besides damage to a property and electricity lines," a district administration official told PTI.

Longest lightning bolt record: 477 miles over 3 US states

February 02, 2022 12:12 am

The single flash extended 477.2 miles (768 kilometres) across Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi in April 2020, the World Meteorological Organization said Monday.

Chennai rain, flood, lightning: NDMA shares tips to safeguard yourself

November 11, 2021 12:24 pm

As per NDMA, when on foot, body hair standing up on the back of your neck could "indicate that a lightning is imminent".

Lightning strike kills one student, critically injures another in Adalaj

October 07, 2021 12:29 am

Namrataben Thakor and Artiben Jadeja, both 18-year-old and first-year students of the college, were residents of the nearby Khodiyar village and used to take an autorickshaw to the college.

Lightning killed over 300 in Jharkhand in 2020-21: Govt data

September 15, 2021 12:11 pm

This is the first time that the state has released such specific data.

Lightning kills 14 in Pakistan's Torghar village

September 12, 2021 2:19 pm

Violent rains, coupled with lightening and thunder, began on Saturday night and continued till the early hours of Sunday, destroying the three mud houses in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province's Torghar village, officials said.

Shock, panic and grief: How a trip led to death of 11 youths at Amer

July 13, 2021 7:18 am

Eleven people were dead and more than 10 others injured in the incident, a video of which was widely circulated shortly after a thunderstorm hit Jaipur on Sunday.

Jaipur: Lightning strikes tower near Amer Fort, 11 dead

July 12, 2021 9:00 am

In Kota’s Garda village, four more people died on the spot after lightning struck the tree under which they were taking shelter.


Natural calamities killed over a thousand people just between 1 April and 20 June: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

Dust storms, floods and thunderstorms along with lightning have killed over one dozen people every single day this year. This kind of weather, particularly across north and east India, has put Uttar Pradesh on top of the list of such deaths.