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Small Texas Town Hit By 16 Twisters In Deadly Tornado Rampage



GRANBURY – For seven hours overnight, at least 16 different twisters ripped through the town of Granbury, Texas, killing six people and leaving at least seven others missing. Sixteen injuries, some serious, were reported.

CNN reports that the search for survivors is still ongoing in the central Texas town of 8,000: “We’re not going to give up until every piece of debris is turned over,” said Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds. Some of the survivors had to undergo amputation procedures, while others suffered head injuries.

One of the tornadoes was rated EF4 (second most powerful level) by the National Weather Service. Reuters confirmed that natural disasters of such intensity were rare and very well capable of blowing entire neighborhoods clean off their foundations. A few other tornadoes were reported in surrounding towns, but the casualities and most of the damage was confined to Granbury.

One local resident, Ronna Cotton, 38, was quoted by Reuters: “The alarms were loud so I looked out the window, It was too late and the tornado was already here. I knew we had to get out of there. Our car was blocked by a fallen tree so we just ran down the street.”

The casualties lived n the same neighborhood mostly composed of Habitat for Humanity houses.

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Big Brother For The People: India's CCTV Strategy For Cracking Down On Police Abuse

"There is nothing fashionable about installing so many cameras in and outside one’s house," says a lawyer from a Muslim community. And yet, doing this has helped members of the community prove unfair police action against them.

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Survellance and tight security at the Lal Chowk area in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India on October 4, 2022

Sukanya Shantha

MUMBAI — When sleuths of the National Investigating Agency suddenly descended on human rights defender and school teacher Abdul Wahid Shaikh’s house on October 11, he knew exactly what he needed to do next.

He had been monitoring the three CCTVs that are installed on the front and the rear of his house — a chawl in Vikhroli, a densely populated area in suburban Mumbai. The cameras told him that a group of men and women — some dressed in Mumbai police’s uniform and a few in civil clothes — had converged outside his house. Some of them were armed and few others with batons were aggressively banging at the door asking him to immediately let them in.

This was not the first time that the police had landed at his place at 5 am.

When the policemen discovered the CCTV cameras outside his house, they began hitting it with their batons, destroying one of them mounted right over the door. This action was captured by the adjacent CCTV camera. Shaikh, holed up in his house with his wife and two children, kept pleading with the police to stop destroying his property and simply show them an official notice.

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