Overnight flash floods kill 30 people in northern Pakistan

As wildfire season ramps up, nearby drones are becoming a problem again

US-Forest-Service-drones-300x400Firefighters working to contain a wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California were temporarily thwarted this weekend when pilots for the Monrovia Fire Department (MFD) spotted a few private drones in their path. For low-flying fire-fighting planes carrying fire retardant and smoke jumpers, an errant drone could mean life or death for the pilot and any crew. As such, the fire department decided to temporarily ground all aircraft on Saturday morning…


Overnight flash floods kill 30 people in northern Pakistan

Heavy monsoon rains overnight triggered flash floods that killed at least 30 people in a remote village in northern Pakistan, close to the Afghan border, officials said Sunday.  Maghfirat Shah, the mayor of Chitral district, said heavy monsoon rains and flash floods washed away a mosque and several houses in Ursoon, an area of Chitral. He said that the four women and five children were among the 30 killed…


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