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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 11:59 PM
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Nepalese sacrifice goats to stop Asian floods
REUTERS , KATHMANDU

A Bangladeshi mother with her two children wait for a boat to take them to a shelter in Kazipur near Sirajganj district, 150km northwest of the capital, Dhaka, yesterday. About 12 million people in Bangladesh, India and Nepal have been hit by torrential rains and more than 8 million left marooned or homeless by floods that are the region's worst in 15 years.
PHOTO: REUTERS
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/photo/2004/07/19/...

Hundreds of people in flood-hit Nepal sacrificed goats in swollen rivers yesterday to pray for an end to a deluge in South Asia that has killed more than 350 people and left millions homeless.

The impoverished region has been reeling under its worst floods in 15 years following torrential rains in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, triggering a crisis in relief efforts to help people marooned in remote villages.

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/07/...

Before anyone laughs at the barbaric ritual think about the Catholic Church each Sunday serving the Body of Christ's ritual flesh for the worshipers to eat and then drinking Christ's blood each week too.
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Snoggera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:03 AM
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1. This is a MAJOR disaster
"more than 8 million left marooned or homeless by floods that are the region's worst in 15 years."

I can't imagine.
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Lithos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:07 AM
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2. Weren't there stories not too long ago
from Nepal where women worked the fields naked at night under the full moon in order to guarantee rain?

L-
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Wacahootaman Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:59 PM
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3. Poor Nepal
Poor Nepal! And it is such a beautiful place!

As long as you arnt there during the monsoon
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Scairp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:03 PM
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4. Oh, I'm sure that will do it
I always sacrifice a farm animal to make it stop raining. Works every time. :eyes:
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