Skip to main content

Lightning in Goromonzi, Zimbabwe kills three school children

November 21, 2019: Lightning in Goromonzi, Mashonaland East region of Zimbabwe has claimed lives of three school children. 

The lightning struck the children of the three Early Childhood Development (ECD) from Rusike Primary School at the time of returning back from school.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe's Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has issued a flood warning for the country's southern provinces for Wednesday.

According to MSD, parts of Manicaland, Matabeleland South, Masvingo Provinces, as well as southern areas of Midlands Province, are forecast to receive heavier rains in excess of 50 mm in 24 hours.

According to the Meteorological Department, lightning strikes normally kill up to 100 people each year, mostly rural children.

Zimbabwe is even cited in the Guinness Book of World Records as the country where a single bolt of lightning claimed its largest number of victims. This occurred in a village near the eastern border town of Mutare in 1975 when 21 people were killed while sheltering in a hut.

Children seem to be more vulnerable  to natural disasters in Zimbabwe. A research article published in Journal of Disaster Risk Studies has shown the flood disasters leading to children’s poor academic performance in Muzarabani District of Zimbabwe.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Extremely Dangerous Earthquake In Negros - Cebu Region, Philippines

Disaster Report:Very Strong Extremely Dangerous Earthquake Recorded In Philippines (Ayungon) Today. The epicenter is just  8 km E Malusay. Heavy Damage Confirmed.

Want To Share!! Let Others Know
                                          Fill this Disasterform or write in comment section below
       Follow Disaster Report @ facebook (Disaster Report), twitter (Disaster_Update) and Google +(Disaster report) Keep This Page Open Or Visit Later To Get Update Report Recent Natural Disasters List

Featured Posts:
(October 15, 2013) M 7.2 earthquake in Bohol kills hundreds
(August 31, 2012) Magnitude 7.6 powerful quake in Philippine Islands: Tsunami warning issued, Click here
Check Daily list Of Recent Natural Disasters Around The World With Detail Update Report. Click for Today's Natural Disasters List


UPDATE February 12
-As of February 12, Official report mentions 41 killed and 54 injured. 67 people are still missing
-Three survivors found from the rubble, four days after the M 6.8 earthquake hit N…

5.0 magnitude earthquake shakes Kathmandu, epicenter in Sindhupalchowk

November 27, 2019: Tremor has been felt in capital Kathmandu following magnitude 5.0 moderate earthquake in Sindhupalchowk district, Nepal Seismological Center reported.
According to the Nepal Seismological Center, the earthquake occurred at 10:08 pm with epicenter in Phulpingkot area of Sindhupalchowk district.
No damage or injuries has been reported.
Nepal lies in high seismic hazard zone. The April 2015 Nepal earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000.

Global Natural Disasters Map 2020

Map of Major Natural Disasters 2020
Above is the major natural disasters occurred in 2020 so far. The natural disaster map shows the occurrences of recent natural disasters 2020 including earthquake, floods, tsunami, wildfire, tornado, hurricane etc. The information in the map (google map) is manually entered by Recent Natural Disasters. It includes facts, statistics, photos, videos and links to detail report on particular natural disasters.
Click on the icon above and a message will pop up with data about the particular natural disasters. Use the magnifying glass with the plus sign (+) to zoom in, and the minus sign (-) to zoom out. Do you want this natural disaster map? Just paste HTML below to embed in your website. You can adjust width and height according to your site layout. All global natural disasters of 2018 will be shown automatically once the code is added.
<b>Map of Major Natural Disasters 2020</b><iframe height="513" src="https://www.google.com…

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake in Bajhang rattles Nepal and India

November 19, 2019: Magnitude 5.7 strong earthquake has been recorded in Bajhang district of Nepal at 07:15 pm local time.
According to the Nepal Seismological Center, the earthquake's epicenter was located in Pauwagadhi area of Khaptad National park.
However, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported magnitude 5.3 with epicenter 21 km far from Dipayal region of Far Western Nepal. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km.
Light to weak tremor of MMI III-IV was felt across state 5 of Nepal. It was well felt in Kailali, Kalikot, Darchula, Dailekh, Bajura, Achham and Nepalgunj area. 
People rushed out of their houses in fear as the tremors continued for over 3 seconds.
The tremor was also felt in Lucknow and Delhi NCR region of India.
Last week, tremor was also felt in Far Western Nepal after magnitude 4.5 earthquake with epicenter in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, India.