Monday, April 4, 2011

Dong, a village living on borrowed time

Yesterday (03Apr2011), several of my young friends from STH and I decided to check out the landslide situation in the eastern areas of Kalimpong town (where STH is based).
So we went for a grueling 8 hr drive into some of the remotest parts of the Kalimpong subdivision ie to the villages of Sinji, Samthar and Suruk of  which I had only heard, despite living here almost 60 years .
I will post the detailed report of the reconnaissance along with entire GPS tracks on this blog within a day or two, but in the meantime placed above is a photo of one segment of a landslide scarred village called Dong ( approx Coord N 26°59.357’, E088°28.412’, Elevation 529m), located opposite Suruk in Kalimpong subdivision.
Praful rao

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