Thursday, 13 October 2016

Family survives massive boulder fall in Dooars

Believe it or not a family was saved, thanks to dancing.

The family of Ms. Duramaya Chettri are a lucky bunch, some of them were dancing in their aangan celebrating Dashain and some were in the kitchen preparing Dashain delicacies when a huge boulder tumbled down from around 300ft above and crushed their home.

The incident occurred around 4:30 PM on Wednesday, when a massive boulder crashed onto the home of Ms. Durgamaya Chettri a resident of Kamala Busty adjacent to to Number 2 Bhote Busty, Dalgaon near Birpara in Dooars.

Relentless rain in the past three days have wrecked havoc in the Darjeeling hills, Terai and Dooars region, yet the administration has been slow to respond.

We are glad to report that while no one was injured in the incident, the Chettri family have suffered, as their Dashain is indeed ruined.

DC