Children play in a fountain in Shanghai, China, as temperatures soar during a heatwave (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)
SHANGHAI, China – Patuloy na tumataas ang bilang ng mga biktima ng heat stroke sa bansang China dahil sa sobrang init ng panahon na namamayani sa bansa.
Dahil dito, nagbabala sa publiko ang mga dalubhasa sa Shanghai na mag-ingat tuwing lumalabas ng kanilang bahay.
Sa tala ng Health Ministry ng China, tinatayang nasa 11 na ang nasawi sa Shanghai dahil sa heat stroke at karamihan sa mga ito ay matatanda.
Ayon sa local meteorological department doon, naitala ang pinakamainit na temperatura noong buwan ng Hulyo na umabot sa 40°C. Pinakamainit umano ito sa nakalipas na sampung taon.
“Ngayon umaabot ng 40, 37 degrees, ang pinakamapanganib ngayon ay ang tinatawag nating heat stroke or tinatawag na heat injuries o overheat ng kaatwan,” pahayag ni Dr. Michael Ong, Suntec, Shanghai, China.
Dahil sa mainit na panahon, dagsa ngayon ang maraming tao sa beaches at swimming pools.
Payo naman ng ilang eksperto, iwasan muna ang outdoor activities upang hindi ma-heat stroke at kung hindi maiiwasan ay huwag kalimutang magdala ng inuming tubig.
“The best way to prevent is to avoid extreme weather, kapag lumagpas na sa body temperature (36-37 degrees) mas maganda i-cancel nalang ninyo ang mga outdoor activities ninyo. Kung kailangan talaga ay magdala kayo ng water or sports drink para hindi kayo matuyo,” ani Dr. Ong. (Dulce Alarcon / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)
Russians hailed a miracle on Thursday after a passenger plane carrying 233 people made an emergency landing in a cornfield on the outskirts of Moscow after striking a flock of birds shortly after take-off.
The Ministry of Health said 23 people had suffered injuries, but nobody had been killed when the Ural Airlines Airbus 321 came down in a field southeast of Moscow after striking a flock of gulls, disrupting its engines.
State television said the maneuver was being dubbed the “miracle over Ramensk”, a reference to the district of Moscow region where the plane came down more than 1 km (0.62 miles) from Zhukovsky International Airport.
The Interfax news agency cited a source as saying one person had suffered serious injuries.
The Komsomolskaya Pravda tabloid lauded pilot Damir Yusupov as a “hero,” saying he had saved 233 lives, “having masterfully landed a plane without its landing gear with a failing engine right in a cornfield.”
Some drew comparisons with U.S. Airways Flight 1549 which performed a landing on the Hudson River in 2009 after striking a flock of geese.
The engines were turned off when it made the emergency landing and it also had its landing gear up, said Elena Mikheyeva, a spokeswoman for Russia’s civil aviation authority.
An unnamed passenger interviewed by state television said the plane had started to shake violently shortly after take-off.
“Five seconds later, the lights on the right side of the plane started flashing and there was a smell of burning. Then we landed and everyone ran away,” he said.
The plane was due to fly to Simferopol in Crimea, the peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014.
Safety concerns have plagued Russia’s airline industry since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, though standards are widely recognized to have sharply risen on international routes in particular in recent years.
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