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Heavy lightning responsible for over 50 deaths in Bangladesh

In the past two days, over 50 people in Bangladesh have been killed in lightning strikes, many of them farmers working in their fields.

Lightning kills two people in two days in Colorado

Denver - People in the Rocky Mountain National Park of Colorado were struck by lightning within a two day period, killing two of them in what is the first such death in the park in fourteen years.

Ottawa teen struck by lightning Friday succumbs to his injuries

Ottawa - A teen struck by lightning last Friday died on Saturday after succumbing to his injuries. Eighteen-year-old Joel Gauthier was struck as he rode his bike through Vincent Massey Park.

Battle erupts after lightning strike causes power outage

There is growing anger among poor black communities in South Africa against the ruling ANC-government. A five-hour battle erupted on Christmas Day in downtown Pretoria after the electricity fell out in the low-income Schubart Park tower blocks..

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Heavy downpours break the heat in Bangladesh  but also bring deadly thunderstorms.
Heavy downpours break the heat in Bangladesh, but also bring deadly thunderstorms.
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