Mountains

Rescuers in a helicopter checking the slopes of the Giewont peak for missing persons and anyone who might need help in the Tatra Mountains in Poland, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Three people are still missing in southern Poland after a deadly thunderstorm with multiple lightning strikes hit the Tatra Mountains, killing five people and injuring over 150. (AP Photo/Bartlomiej Jurecki)
August 23, 2019 - 11:56 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish emergency official on Friday likened the deadly lightning storm over the Tatra Mountains that killed at least five people and injured more than 150 to a terror attack in terms of the number of casualties and some of the wounds. Survivors described horrific scenes in...
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Rescuers in a helicopter checking the slopes of the Giewont peak for missing persons and anyone who might need help in the Tatra Mountains in Poland, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Three people are still missing in southern Poland after a deadly thunderstorm with multiple lightning strikes hit the Tatra Mountains, killing five people and injuring over 150. (AP Photo/Bartlomiej Jurecki)
August 23, 2019 - 9:49 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish emergency official on Friday likened the deadly lightning storm over the Tatra Mountains that killed at least five people and injured more than 150 to a terror attack in terms of the number of casualties and some of the wounds. Survivors described horrific scenes in...
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Rescue helicopter have brought to hospital the first people injured by a lighting that struck in Poland's southern Tatra Mountains during a sudden thunderstorm, in Zakopane, Poland, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Bartlomiej Jurecki)
August 23, 2019 - 6:58 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Three people were missing Friday in southern Poland after a deadly thunderstorm with multiple lightning strikes hit the Tatra Mountains, killing five people and injuring over 150, rescuers said. The thunderstorm on Thursday afternoon, which witnesses said came suddenly on a...
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Rescue helicopter have brought to hospital the first people injured by a lighting that struck in Poland's southern Tatra Mountains during a sudden thunderstorm, in Zakopane, Poland, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Bartlomiej Jurecki)
August 22, 2019 - 3:44 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lightning struck across the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland and neighboring Slovakia on Thursday, killing five people and injuring over 100 others in an area popular with hikers and families, authorities said. Witnesses said the thunderstorm came suddenly on a day that...
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Rescue helicopter have brought to hospital the first people injured by a lighting that struck in Poland's southern Tatra Mountains during a sudden thunderstorm, in Zakopane, Poland, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Bartlomiej Jurecki)
August 22, 2019 - 2:33 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lightning struck several locations across the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland and neighboring Slovakia on Thursday, killing five people, including two children, and injuring dozens more. Witnesses said the thunderstorm came suddenly on a day that began with clear weather...
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Rescue helicopter have brought to hospital the first people injured by a lighting that struck in Poland's southern Tatra Mountains during a sudden thunderstorm, in Zakopane, Poland, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Bartlomiej Jurecki)
August 22, 2019 - 2:23 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lighting struck several locations across the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland and neighboring Slovakia on Thursday, killing five people, including two children, and injuring dozens more. Witnesses said the thunderstorm came suddenly on a day that began with clear weather...
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Rescue helicopter have brought to hospital the first people injured by a lighting that struck in Poland's southern Tatra Mountains during a sudden thunderstorm, in Zakopane, Poland, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Bartlomiej Jurecki)
August 22, 2019 - 12:35 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A spokeswoman for Poland's air ambulance service says four people have been killed and over 30 injured when lighting struck different locations in the Tatra Mountains. Kinga Czerwinska told TVN24 that lightning hit Giewont peak, a popular trekking destination, and other...
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Rescue helicopter and ambulance have brought to hospital the first people injured by a lighting strike that struck in Poland's southern Tatra Mountains during a sudden thunderstorm, in Zakopane, Poland, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.(AP Photo/Bartlomiej Jurecki)
August 22, 2019 - 10:47 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish official says three people, including a child, have been killed by lightning during a sudden thunderstorm in Poland's southern Tatra Mountains. The spokeswoman for Krakow's provincial governor, Joanna Pazdzio, told The Associated Press she was told about the deaths by...
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August 22, 2019 - 9:08 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Mountain rescuers in Poland say some people have been killed and others injured when a sudden thunderstorm passed over the country's southern Tatra Mountains. The TOPR rescue service said Thursday that rescuers were dispatched to Giewont peak where a group of tourists,...
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This undated photo provided by the 'Helmholtz centre for polar and marine research the Alfred Wegener institute' shows snow samples from Tschuggen, Switzerland, locked and ready for transport to Davos. Scientists of the institute say they proved plastic in the snow of the Alps and the Arctic. (Juerg Trachsel/WSL-Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung SLF via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 2:50 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they've found an abundance of tiny plastic particles in Arctic snow, indicating that so-called microplastics are being sucked into the atmosphere and carried long distances to some of the remotest corners of the planet. The researchers examined snow collected from sites...
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