Sunday, May 31, 2009

Images from Kurseong after cyclone AILA

During the 3 days (24May-26May09) that cyclone AILA was active over Darjeeling district, Kurseong, one of the subdivisions of the district also suffered.
In all 7 people perished in landslides, 2 people died in Singhal Tea Estate while 5 of a single family died in the landslide at Cutlery bustee (village) shown in this blog.
This landslide occurred on 26May09 at around 8AM and slide 1 (above) shows where it started, slides 2 -5 show the community response in rescue efforts which followed.


My thanks to our young member from Kurseong (Bhushan Chhetri) for the photographs and the story

Praful Rao

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