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  • Heavy rains that hit Tanzania over the past couple of days caused buildings to collapse and widespread flooding in Dar es Salaam, a major city and commercial port on Tanzania's Indian Ocean coast. A statement released by Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) mentioned hardest-hit regions as Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Coast, Kilimanjaro, Manyara, Arusha, and Morogoro. Heavy rain started falling on April 14, forcing authorities to order school closures. Within 24 hours on April 14 and 15, Dar es Salaam recorded 81.8 mm (3.22 inches) and 99.6 mm (3.92 inches) over the next 24 hours. On April 16, TMA ...

  • The Oakland County Health Division has reported a confirmed case of rabies in a skunk removed from Rochester Hills. They are now warning residents against rabies exposure and interacting with wild animals, including stray cats or dogs. "Our natural instinct is to befriend and pet an animal that seems friendly or help one that is injured," said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County. "But as a rule, avoid stray and wild animals to protect yourself against rabies." If a wild animal is found behaving strangely, call the Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center at ...

  • At least one person was dead and several others were injured after a nearly 2,000-foot TV station tower collapsed in Missouri on Thursday. Fire and emergency crews raced to the scene of the morning collapse in Fordland. It was not immediately clear why the tower fell. The Logan Rogersville Fire Protection District confirmed the fatality. Crews were working on the tower and trying to replace it when it fell, KTTS reported. Thomas Simmons, the Emergency Management Director of Webster County, told the Springfield News-Leader that seven crew members were at the scene at the time of the collapse. ...

  • A light aircraft has crashed near Belfast Airport, reportedly killing two people. Paramedics and three ambulance crews, plus two officers and an air ambulance have been sent to the scene near Nutts Corner roundabout, County Antrim. A spokesperson for the The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said it had received a call shortly after midday following reports a downed aircraft. "This is an ongoing incident and no further information is available at this time," she added. A statement from Belfast International Airport said the aircraft was not operating to or from the airport. Pat Catney, a ...

  • Seven months after Hurricane Maria destroyed most of the island's power grid, Puerto Rico has suffered an island-wide power outage, CNN reported. "The entire electrical system in Puerto Rico collapses AGAIN!" San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz tweeted. The latest outage comes less than a week after a tree knocked out power to 870,000 customers. Puerto Rico's power authority said it may take 24 to 36 hours for electricity to be restored. The cause of the blackout wasn't immediately clear. The island is home to more than 3 million U.S. citizens. It's been dealing with widespread power outages for ...

  • An 'unusual' lightning strike during a Tuesday morning snowstorm shocked two construction workers in West Valley City, the company said, and sent them to the hospital in critical condition. The workers were at a site adjacent to the the West Valley City Police Department, which is near 3600 South and 2700 West, where Layton Construction is building a new police facility, according to police spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku, when the incident occurred about 7:45 a.m. The workers, who were both steel erectors, were standing on girders at about the level of the second floor, bringing decking into ...

   
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