#5Things: Eloise update, double shoulder and arm transplant, faithful dog, and more

#5Things: Eloise update, double shoulder and arm transplant, faithful dog, and more

Start your week the right way with Darren, Keri, and Sky's top five stories of the day.

Eloise tropical storm

1. Eleven trapped miners rescued in China after two weeks

Eleven gold miners have been rescued 14 days after they were trapped by an underground explosion in China. It is not known how many others are still alive in the mine, as there were a total of 22 workers who were trapped following an explosion at the Hushan gold mine in Qixia in eastern China.

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2. Parts of South Africa affected by Tropical storm Eloise

Parts of Mpumalanga and Limpopo have been severely affected by Tropical storm Eloise, which was upgraded to Cyclone status on Saturday.  Red level 10 warnings have been issued by the South African Weather Service, but it seems like most of the storm is over. However, the Weather Service warned of continuing torrential rain in the North of KwaZulu-Natal.

More details available here.

3. The world's first double shoulder and arm transplant

An Icelandic man named Felix Gretarsson received the world's first double shoulder and arm transplant. He is recovering well after the operation, two decades after the accident that cost him both limbs. No serious complications had been detected nine days after the operation.

4. Faithful dog waits for owner outside hospital for a week

A faithful dog waited for her owner outside a hospital in Turkey for almost a week until he was released after undergoing treatment for a brain condition. The small, mix-breed dog, named Boncuk, was rewarded for her loyalty with an emotional reunion when 68-year-old Cemal Senturk finally left hospital.

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Faithful dog
Faithful dog

5. Professor claims to finally understand the Loch Ness Monster

Retired chemistry and biology professor, Henry Bauer, claims that after years of researching the elusive monster, nicknamed Nessie from the Scottish lake Loch Ness, he finally understands what this creature is. According to Bauer, people have been fooled for several hundred years by large prehistoric sea turtles, a small population of which supposedly live in Loch Ness.

Loch Ness

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