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Thursday, 28 July 2016

83 killed in Nepal as heavy rains trigger floods, landslides

Posted by Anup Baral July 28, 2016 :


At least 64 people have been killed and several others missing as floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains wreaked havoc in Nepal displacing thousands of people. Scores of houses and bridges have been swept away in several parts of the country as incessant rains have swelled rivers, posing a threat of massive flooding and causing panic among the local population. The number of those killed in the flood and landslide across Nepal has climbed to 64 after recovery of 10 more bodies in Pyuthan district of western Nepal, police said.

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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.