We have to start accepting that our planet neither needs nor particularly wants us on its back.
Random acts of God or vengeance? Here a compilation of some of the freakiest ways Mother Nature has tried to get rid of us in the last few days.
1. At Least 32 Killed as Landslide Buries Homes in Burma
At least 34 people have died after a landslide buried more than a dozen houses in Paung township, 70 miles east of capital Yangon in south-eastern Burma. Some residents are still missing.
Moreover, the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs said monsoon flooding has displaced more than 7,000 people this week in Mon state. – Irrawadi
2. Typhoon Lekima: 22 Dead and a Million Evacuated in China
At least 22 people have been killed and more than a million forced from their homes as Typhoon Lekima hit China.
Initially designated a “super typhoon”, Lekima made landfall in the early hours of Saturday in Wenling, between Taiwan and China’s financial capital Shanghai.
Officials said the deaths were caused by a landslide triggered by the storm. Ten others have been reported missing. – BBC
3. At Least 66 People Die in Kerala and Karnataka, India
At least 66 people have died and some 360,000 have moved to relief camps following flash floods and mudslides caused by days of torrential rains in the southern Indian states of Kerala and Karnataka.
42 people have died in Kerala since Thursday. Authorities have set up 1,111 relief camps which are now home to about 125,000 people.
In neighbouring Karnataka, at least 24 people have died, with 235,000 being moved to safer areas. – Bloomberg
4. New Hurricane Forecast Says To Expect A Lot Of Severe Storms This Year
In April, AccuWeather released its 2019 Atlantic hurricane forecast for the upcoming season, which runs from June 1 to November 30. Predicted was a below-average season. Now, researchers at Colorado State University suggest we may see as many as 12 more storms this year. And that’s a lot! – Yahoo
5. Rare Tornadoes Damage Homes and Injure 24 in Luxembourg and Amsterdam
A tornado on Friday ripped across the southern part of Luxembourg, damaging homes and injuring several people. A tornado was also reported in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Fotos der Zerstörung bei unseren direkten Nachbarn aus #Luxemburg , scheinbar wurden sie heute gegen Abend von einem Tornado 🌪 heimgesucht… Hoffe alle Anwohner sind unverletzt..!! @PolizeiTrier @PoliceLux @Kachelmannwettr @Kachelmann @drued #Unwetter #TornadoLux pic.twitter.com/IPvxcUXE6W— Sascha (@DerHoerni) August 9, 2019
The storm caused major damage in the Luxembourg town of Pétange, where the mayor told the Luxembourg Times that roofs had been ripped off of about 100 homes.
Seven people were taken to the hospital, at least one with serious injuries, the news outlet reported. – LuxTimes
Photos and videos posted from Amsterdam showed a brief tornado. While the storm surprised residents, there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. – Weather
Bonus. Fleash-Eating Bacteria Kills Woman in Germany
The woman contracted a strain of the deadly Vibrio bacteria while swiming in the Baltic Sea. The old woman fatally sickened by the microbe was thought to suffer from immune deficiencies. Currently, the environment along Germany’s Baltic coastline is close to ideal for the organism, which thrives in warm, brackish water. – RT