» 02/11/2009, 00.00
Hundreds of dolphins saved after beaching on Filipino coast
The dolphins were saved thanks to quick action by local residents and fishermen. Five out of the 300 died. The beaching was caused by a heat wave, or an anomalous wave.
14/10/2008 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankan scientist: fish behavior shows new tsunami warning
According to a scientist, some species have abandoned the Sumatra seabed, moving toward the coast of Sri Lanka, which could indicate a submarine earthquake. A similar migration was seen in 2004, in the days before the earthquake that caused the rogue wave.
Heat wave leaves more than 60 dead in Japan
Soaring temperatures have hit the country since the beginning of the month. This week alone, 57people have fallen victim, nearly 10 thousand people hospitalized. Number of people who lost their lives from excessive heat far lower in previous years.
After claiming 1,700 victims deadly heat wave ends in India
Pre-monsoon rains are expected by the end of this week. Varanasi Priest speaks of "human tragedy", which mainly hit the poorest in the country. Because of the high temperatures, many are too weak to work and also risk of starvation.
Temperature hits 45 Celsius, with 224 deaths
The death toll hit 202 in Karachi. An additional 12 died 12 in Punjab. The poor and Muslims are the most affected. More than 150 bodies have been taken to the Edhi morgue, which usually receives about 20 bodies a day. Power outages have crippled the water supply system.
Power cut in Sharjah as temperatures hit a hellish 45° C
Power outages caused by excess demand are creating hell for the city’s residents. There is not enough fuel to run the power plants without regular cuts. Night and day, people seek solace in their air-conditioned cars. Without traffic lights, driving has come to a virtual standstill. Without power, offices are dark and computers are off.
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