4 July 2021 : Story behind this pic:
(The face is … Should I be crying or thankful, right after we survived)
Yesterday, we Devendra koirala & Shishir Koirala were travelling from (Mungling – Naraynghad) highway, which has been lately affected by huge landslides in different places along the highway. The way is usually one hour ride, but due to landslides and continuous heavy rainfall, we were stranded for 10 + hours.
Wait that’s not the story…
We reached, the most landslide affected road. Behind the road was a fast flowing river. As soon as we reached there, we heard rocks and stones tumbling down from the hills. We knew now, we were in danger. We couldn’t think the best way to run away from it.
And suddenly the big rock headed towards the exact position of our car. What my eyes saw, that rock was just to hit our car, I saw death in front of me, well my sudden stimuli just thought to protect my head with my hands and I was ready for it!
But, what? my mama just accelerated car maybe 2 cm ahead, without knowing if we would slip or now get hit.
And yes, I am writing this, coz I am alive. That big rock landed right 2 cm behind our car.
I couldn’t believe we were saved , we were just alive, the rock landed right behind our car.
The moment was like… did we just survive !!
The thrill shivered us for quite long.
No vehicle could pass that stone anymore and road got blocked, through out yesterday’s night and today. The moment has stayed like a nightmare to us.
So, I started thinking why were we saved again with some cms apart? If were to be saved why were we supposed to be there right that moment in first place?
Should I be blaming the road constructor team for building roads in such landslides prone hills? With government for not being able to repair the landslide affected area in time, yet letting vehicle pass through it? Should I be angry on nature? Or be thankful for just being alive?