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Lightning strike kills at least 17 members of a wedding party in Bangladesh

At least 17 members of a wedding party died in Bangladesh after being struck by lightning, officials said. Fourteen other people, including the groom, were injured. The bride was not with the wedding party. The party was disembarking from a boat at the riverside town of Shibganj, about 150 miles north of Dhaka while heading […]

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Canada: 12,000 lightning strikes spark at least 136 wildfires in British Columbia

Over 130 wildfires sparked by lightning are burning across western Canada following a record-breaking heatwave. Canada’s federal government said it would send military aircraft to help crews battling the fires in the province of British Columbia. Earlier this week, people had to flee the village of Lytton. Lytton, which recorded Canada’s highest ever temperature of […]

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Thunderstorms and lightning strikes kill 27 people in India

Lightning strikes have killed 27 people and sent four passengers on a flight to hospital after severe turbulence during monsoon storms in eastern India, officials said. Officials said West Bengal was hit by thunderstorms late Monday, with lightning strikes in parts of the state a fairly common occurrence during the June to September annual monsoon […]

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Climate change may double lightning strikes in the Arctic Circle, warming the north pole even further

Scientists from the University of California in Irvine suggests that as the climate warms, lightning strikes will increase more than double, driving more wildfires and warming above the Arctic Circle. In 2019, the first-ever known lightning strike within 300 miles of the North Pole was reported by the National Weather Service, which is a rare […]