Mexico, Uganda, Canada, Japan

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 5:29pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Mexico, we've talked about her all week and now we're seeing the impacts of tropical storm Arlene. The storm is hitting parts of Central Mexico making landfall near Cabo Rojo and as much as 15-inches of rain have hit some parts of the Mexican coast this morning. Arlene's just the first in what experts say will be a very active hurricane season. Torrential rains from tropical storm Arlene are hitting swathes of Central Mexico.

Uganda – Twenty-two students and a teacher are dead after lightning hit a school. Police say over fifty other students were injured. Meteorologists say the lightning struck because the school doesn't have lightning conductors and they're built on high ground. Across the country the strikes have killed almost 40-people this year alone.

Canada – Parts of the country are dealing with the effects of a massive mudslide. It swept over the trans-Canada highway earlier this week. Crews had to immediately shut the road down in both directions and it backed up traffic for miles. There have been several mudslides in this part of the country before but no word on what caused this one.

Japan – Months after the earthquake and tsunami children near the failed nuclear power plant will have radiation monitors on them at all time. Its set to happen when school starts back up in September. It's the latest move to protect the kids from dangerous radiation levels.

Tune in every night at 9:00 p.m. on FOX44 News Baton Rouge for more Around the World.


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