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Severe heatwave death toll climbs to 34 in under 2 months in Thailand

Heatwave Warning

THE Public Health Ministry in Thailand said 34 people have died from heat-related illnesses in under  two months amid the El-Nino heatwave that has struck the country.
The official figures were released by the ministry on Saturday revealed the number of deaths from the beginning of March until April 22.
The sweltering heat, according to a report in Coconuts Bangkok, is expected to continue for the remainder of the week as the the Meteorological Department has predicted that the rainy season could begin on May 15.
Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Dr Sophon Mekthon reminded the public to remain indoors and to avoid outdoor activities to prevent heat exhaustion.
He added that everyone should drink at least one litre of water hourly, even if they were not thirsty.
Earlier this month, the AFP reported that the El-Nino cycle, which began last year, is expected to dissipate in the middle of this year and would be replaced by the La Nina phenomenon, which brings with it a high potential for flooding in the region.
Last year, 56 people had succumbed to the heatwave, the bulk of which were laborers and those involved in outdoor activities.
The average peak temperature each day in April was above 40 degrees Celsius, with the mercury spiking one day to 44.3 degrees Celsius – just short of the all-time record.
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Plane crashes into building roof in California, USA

Plane Crash Alert

A small plane crashed on the roof of a building in Southern California Sunday afternoon, sending one person to the hospital.
The single-engine Piper PA-28 went down under unknown circumstances and ended up on top of a state parole building in Pomona, east of Los Angeles.
Melanie Flores, a supervising dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, says two people were aboard the plane and one of them was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
An aerial shot broadcast on KNBC-TV showed the nose of the plane punching a hole through the roof. There was no sign of smoke or fire.
According to the news station, the pilot told fire officials that the plane lost power and witnesses reported seeing it glide down to the roof of the one-story building.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane was heading to Brackett Field Airport in the nearby city of La Verne when it crashed.
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Depth: 23 km

Distances: 765.0 km (475.3 mi) ESE of Nanortalik, Greenland
929.0 km (577.3 mi) SW of Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
933.0 km (579.7 mi) SW of Kopavogur, Iceland
935.0 km (581.0 mi) SW of Reykjavik, Iceland
1185.0 km (736.3 mi) SW of Akureyri, Iceland

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 69 km SW of Shīrāz, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 1,249,942 / local time: 17:50:19.1 2016-05-10
48 km SE of Kāzerūn, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 94,511 / local time: 17:50:19.1 2016-05-10

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1135 km SW of Dili, Timor-Leste / pop: 150,000 / local time: 18:44:37.3 2016-05-10
861 km SW of Kupang, Indonesia / pop: 282,396 / local time: 17:44:37.3 2016-05-10
400 km NW of Broome, Australia / pop: 13,218 / local time: 17:44:37.3 2016-05-10

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