By Cailynn Klingbeil, Edmonton Journal – “A patrol camera mounted inside an RCMP officer’s vehicle caught a fireball streaking across the night Prairie sky north of Manning.
Const. Josh Stachow was responding to reports of a vehicle that hit a black bear Saturday night with Const. Kyle Ash on Highway 35 near the hamlet of Hawk Hills, 20 kilometres north of Manning.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m., the night sky turned to day, Stachow said.
‘It started getting brighter and brighter, and all of a sudden, a huge meteor came streaking across the sky,’ he said. ‘For a moment there, I had no idea what was happening.’
The officer’s patrol camera captured the fireball as it streaked toward the horizon. RCMP released a video clip of the sighting Wednesday.” Read more.
September 25, 2013 – BANGKOK– Floods triggered by heavy rains claimed at least nine lives in Thailand this month and affected up to 1.5mn people, officials said yesterday. Flooding was reported in 23 of the kingdom’s 77 provinces, the Disaster Prevention and Relief Department said. Nine people have drowned over the past week in the north-eastern provinces of Surin and Sisakhet, it said. The meteorological department has forecast heavy rains for the remainder of the month, especially in the northern provinces. “The overall picture in the north-east has improved,” said Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi, who is in charge of water management. He warned people living on the banks of the Chao Phraya River to expect some flooding as authorities were pumping water into the main waterway to reduce flooding in the central plains. Authorities said the country is not in danger of being inundated by another massive flood…
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