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April 2020 Current Events: Disaster News

Updated April 4, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

Science and Technology News | US News | World News

The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for April 2020:

  1. Ecuador Waterfall Disappears
  2. Forest Fires in Ukraine Lead to Radiation
  3. Deadly Tornadoes Hit Southern States
  4. More Tornadoes in the South

Ecuador Waterfall Disappears

Waterfall

On April 2, a sinkhole swallowed the water supply of Ecuador’s largest waterfall, seemingly causing it to disappear. San Rafael Waterfall used to fall 150 feet, but it is now only three streams according to NASA. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam

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Forest Fires in Ukraine Lead to Radiation

Ukraine Fire

On April 6, firefighters attempted to put out forest fires near Chernobyl. Concerns rose as the radiation at the Chernobyl nuclear site were above normal. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Yaroslav Yemelianenko

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Deadly Tornadoes Hit Southern States

Southern Tornadoes

On April 13, deadly tornadoes and flooding have hit various US states, leading to at least 13 deaths. Tornadoes hit Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi, while severe thunderstorms hit Alabama and Georgia. Over 900,000 households are currently without power right now, while others have been completely destroyed. (BBC)

Photo Source: Ryan Moore/WDAM-TV, via AP

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More Tornadoes in the South

Southern Tornadoes

On April 20, people in Southern states woke up to more damage caused by tornadoes, high winds, and hail. It was reported that 7 tornadoes struck those southern states overnight. Thousands of homes were left without power, and severe wind and hail damaged, but no deaths or injuries have been reported. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis

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