Sunday, 31 March 2019

Rescuers struggle to reach storm-hit area in Nepal; 28 dead

Posted by Anup Baral | April 1st, 2019 :
Rescuers were struggling Monday to reach villages in southern Nepal cut off by a rainstorm that has killed 28 people and injured hundreds more. High winds flipped cars and blew one passenger bus off a highway, causing fatalities. Police said other deaths were caused by collapsing walls and falling bricks in homes and toppled trees and electricity poles. The rainstorm swept through villages in a farming region of Bara and Parsa districts in southern Nepal on Sunday night. The government administrator in Bara, Rajesh Poudel, said Monday morning that 27 were killed there. One person died in neighbouring Parsa, administrator Narayan Bhattarai said. Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli had previously said on Twitter another 400 were injured. Police official Sanu Ram Bhattarai said police officers and soldiers from neighbouring areas had reached the districts Monday and were trying to reach the villages. Poudel earlier said the number of deaths would likely increase as the storm had hit many villages in the Bara district, about 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of the capital, Kathmandu. Local television showed the injured being brought to a hospital by cars, ambulances and even motorcycles, but roads in many villages had been blocked by fallen trees and electricity poles. Most people in the district are farmers.

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.