I’m in awe of children from poor countries doing whatever it takes just to get an education. The stories should be shared to your children to let them know how lucky they are to be able to stroll or take the bus to get to school safely. So the next time your kid whines about being too lazy to walk to school, just show him these pictures of children in Dhaing Village in Nepal. Here, children have no choice but to cross the river using a flimsy cable bridge if they want to reach class.
All this trouble just to get to class.
It’s not uncommon to see such crossings in the Benighat district of central Nepal. You can see villagers sit in a loop of fabric or small wooden crate and move themselves by hand. Not surprisingly, accidents happen during these crossings. Some have lost fingers while others fell into the river when the cable snapped.
They also use the bridge to transport goods.
Through the years, improvements have been made on these cable bridges. Supporting pillars have been added and the boxes have been upgraded. But locals are still demanding for more footbridges to be built in the Benighat district, but so far only one has been built in the area.
Kumar, a resident, said:
“When the river is flooded, I try to avoid it and take the suspension bridge. It’s a longer route, but safe. My family is scared, because five people lost their lives in an accident that occurred in late 2010. I have children. If something happens to me they will be orphaned.”
The rickety bridge is the only way to cross for most people.
Nepalese officials have revealed plans to replace the dangerous cable crossings with 366 suspension bridges in the surrounding area. Until these are fully realized, the residents have no choice but to risk their lives crossing via the cable bridges.
Sky Diving Goes Wrong When an 80 year Old Woman Tries it for the First Time
This was a terrifying experience for an old woman who slipped out from her safety harness and almost fell down the earth.
Skydiving is challenging yet fun outdoor activity. Tandem Skydiving, on other other hand, is when two people jump together where in the instructor wears a parachute and a student wears a safety harness to connect to the instructor.
First time skydivers usually do tandem skydiving so they will be guided and trained the proper way to exit the aircraft, do free fall maneuvers and canopy deployment.
Many people add skydiving in their bucket list as one special goal like an old woman named Laverne.
Young Boy Drowns After Friends Pressured Him to Jump in a River
They urged him to jump into the water. But when he was drowning, no one even tried to save him.
A 12-year-old boy from the Philippines named Jhayron Malayao died due to drowning. The tragic incident occurred shortly after his friends persuaded him to jump into the deep waters of Pasig River on Thursday, February 18th, at around five in the afternoon.
In the video posted by Bartome Hadikain on Facebook, Malayao can be seen standing on the edge of Jones Bridge with four of his friends. The voice behind the camera was urging them to jump---head first---into the water. Then, another boy spoke, encouraging the group to race.
Infant Gets Hospitalized After Vitamin D Overdose
She was worried about her health but she didn’t know that it was her who inadvertently did that to her baby.
Becky Jackson became worried when she noticed that Elizabeth was not growing as fast as her twin brother, Joe. The mom from Omaha, Nebraska had been comparing both of them. At one point she thought that, maybe, Joe was just going to be bigger than his sister.
However, when she looked back at some photos, she began to feel more concerned about her daughter. Elizabeth’s eyes were sunken, and she had an odd skin color. The then 6-month-old child was also losing weight and was lethargic. So, she took Elizabeth to a pediatrician.
She learned that her baby was on the verge of malnourishment.
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