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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

10 Nepali laborers die in Uttarakhand landslide

Posted by Anup Baral May 24, 2016 :
At least 10 Nepali laborers died when they were buried by a landslide in India’s Uttarakhand state on Sunday night. The accident happened at Chetra village, 150 kilometers away from the Dehradun district headquarters, at around 2 am, reports said. Authorities recovered bodies of 10 Nepal-origin laborers on Monday afternoon after they were buried under boulders in a landslide the night before during a heavy storm, according to a report in India’s Hindustan Times newspaper.
Sixteen laborers had taken shelter under the boulders but got trapped when a landslide dislodged the rocks. “All the bodies were recovered after a more than five hours-long rescue operation by the local police and disaster management rescue and search teams. Victims were from Nepal and worked as road construction workers. They were buried under the landslide debris that included heavy boulders triggered by a tempest and storm late Sunday at around 2 am,” the newspaper quoted Tyuni sub-divisional magistrate Premlal as saying.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.