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Storms, lightning kill 47 in India

NEW DELHI: Storms and lightning across a swathe of northern India have killed at least 47 people, officials said Tuesday, the latest deaths from freak weather that has battered the country this month. Disaster management officials in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand states said a combined total of 47 people had died in overnight storms across the region. Bihar was the worst hit, pounded by strong winds and thunderbolts. "At least 19 people have been confirmed dead. 11 of them due to lightning," Yoginder Singh, a…

VIDEO: Heart-stopping moment as passenger plane struck by lightning after take-off

A dramatic footage has been shared online showing a bolt of lightning is shown hitting the nose of the daily flight from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to the Peruvian capital of Lima. Amazingly, the Boeing 777-300ER continued unperturbed, landing at Lima airport on its scheduled time. The commercial carrier suffered a direct lightning hit - just moments after launching into the skies. In fact, as reported by RT.com, the plane is said to have landed on-time at Lima airport some 12 hours and 40 minutes later.…