At least 13 people have died this month in water-related incidents, as the sweltering UK heat drives more and more to seek refuge in sometimes perilous waters. Those who have come to tragic ends while splashing around in cooling bodies of water in July include victims of a range of ages, with the youngest being a 13-year-old boy and the oldest a pensioner in his 70s. Today, five people were pulled from the sea at Clacton Pier, Essex, after getting into difficulty - with one person still missing. It comes after five swimmers died on Monday, with the youngest being a 14-year-old boy who got into difficulty in the Thames in Richmond. Brian Sasu, 14, was with pals at Tagg’s Island in Hampton southwest London on Monday afternoon as temperatures reached 37C when he got into difficulty and went missing in the Thames. Brian Sasu, 14, who is pictured for the first time, was with pals at Tagg’s Island in Hampton south west London on Monday afternoon as temperatures reached 37C … [Read more...] about Heatwave death toll climbs to 13 as Britain swelters in scorching temperatures
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A teenager has been killed and decapitated by a crocodile at a volcanic lake in Indonesia. Farjan Idham, 15, was fishing with classmates at Lake Tolire in Ternate City, Indonesia, when the attack happened. The teenage boy had sat on a log to rest, unaware the reptile was stalking him beneath the depths of the water. It pounced out of the water and yanked the helpless boy in before he had time to react. His classmates tried to help him, but were hit by the crocodile’s powerful tail and fled to the shore scared they would be attacked. Search and rescuers rushed to the scene and their investigation lasted three days amid reports of the boy’s body floating in the water. Officials said the presence of crocodiles near the corpse, as well as the lake’s steep cliffs, caused delays. One crocodile kept appearing near the body and pushing it around the lake. Fathur Rahman, Ternate Search and Rescue Agency head, said in an interview with local media: ‘The victim’s body has … [Read more...] about Crocodile rips apart teenager out on fishing trip with his classmates
HOOVER DAM is one of the largest electrical power plants in the world and is considered an engineering landmark. Here's what you need to know about the "greatest dam in the world". Where is the Hoover Dam? Hoover Dam is situated on the Nevada - Arizona border and is 30 miles south east of Las Vegas. The dam is ginormous, stretching 1,244 feet across the Black Canyon. It is 726.4 feet high. Construction began on September 30, 1930. Why was it built? It was constructed to control flooding along the Colorado River and provides water and hydroelectric power for California and the south west. It helped fuel the development of such major cities as Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix in the 1930s and 1940s. READ MORE ON INVENTIONS HOMEWORK HISTORY Homework timeline - how it started and why schools set it explained WHO WANTS TO GO FASTER? Get to know who invented the Waltzer ride … [Read more...] about Where is the Hoover Dam and how was it built?
At least five people are dead after a series of massive earthquakes struck a region in southern Iran . Footage shows collapsed buildings where an earthquake measuring 6.1 has killed at least five people and injured many more this morning. A major rescue operation took place in the darkness in the southern port city of Bandar-e Lengeh and surrounding villages as teams looking for survivors in the rubble. One video showed a village of buildings that had razed to the ground by the quake and many people are in the streets. "Here is Sayeh Khosh, one of the villages affected by the earthquake in Hormozgan. The pictures show the 100% destruction of this village. The population of Sayeh Khosh is 1,600 people," tweeted a local journalist. Twenty people have been reported injured so far in the earthquake ( Image: siahvosh1/Twitter) The earthquake has been measured as having a magnitude of 6.1 ( Image: siahvosh1/Twitter) So far the number of dead has been … [Read more...] about Iran earthquake: At least five dead and many injured as devastating tremor hits region
Russian organised crime 'the most globally spread' says expert SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Republika Srpska is one of two entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and was formed in 1992 at the outset of the Bosnian War. The three-year war, with a death toll over 100,000, saw a majority of Croats and Bosniaks expelled from the republic’s claimed territory. It achieved international recognition as an entity within Bosnia and Herzegovina after the Dayton Agreement of 1995. Related articles Russia horror warning: Putin could go nuclear if he 'senses defeat' ‘Norway first!’ Panic as UK's BIGGEST importer of gas poised to cut Complaining they are marginalised by Bosniaks, Republika Srpska has began calls … [Read more...] about ‘There will be no peace!’ Fresh fears for Balkans as Putin now threatens crisis in Bosnia
MONSOON rain has flooded the Las Vegas Strip, with videos on social media showing water pouring through the city's iconic casinos. Some of the most famous casinos - Circa Resort, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Casino and the LINQ Hotel - have been flooded as a result of the rampant rain on Friday. A flash flood warning and severe thunderstorm warning were issued for the Las Vegas valley early on Friday morning. Bystanders posted videos on social media, showing the destruction along Las Vegas Boulevard. In one video, water can be seen collecting on the floor after it broke through a screen at Circa Resort & Casino. Another video shows water rushing through the ceiling at the legendary Caesars Palace. Read more in natural disasters SEVERE THREAT Flash flooding & severe storms forecast TODAY after deadly wildfire kills one Water also ripped through the parking garage of the LINQ Hotel, bringing along anything light enough for … [Read more...] about Shocking video of Las Vegas Strip flooding shows water pouring through casinos after monsoon rain submerges streets
Israel agreed on Sunday night to a fragile ceasefire with militants in Gaza as Palestinian officials said the death toll in the latest round of fighting had risen to 41, including 15 children . The two sides announced on Sunday evening that an Egypt-brokered ceasefire would begin at 11.30pm local time. However, shortly before midnight there were reports of fresh rocket fire from Gaza, raising the prospect that the truce would not last through the night. Israel continued to pummel the Palestinian enclave on Sunday with airstrikes, while Islamic Jihad retaliated with dozens of rockets, including a launch targeting Tel Aviv. The Hamas-run ministry of health in Gaza announced on Sunday night that 41 Palestinians had been killed so far, including 15 children, and 300 people injured. There have been no significant injuries on the Israeli side. The current round of fighting, the worst between Israel and Gaza since last May, began on Friday when Israel launched what it … [Read more...] about Israel and militants agree to fragile Gaza ceasefire