Earth & Conservation

In Rural Nepal, Children Have a Dangerous Commute to School

Many students cross a fast-flowing river several times a day

The Trishuli River cuts through a large swatch of Nepal's Benighat district. It's an area popular for thrill-seeking tourists, apparently, but for children who live in the area, it's an everyday obstacle on the way to school. There is a system of cables in place and people can move themselves across using their hands. Nepalese leaders have planned to replace all these cable crossings with sturdier suspension bridges within the next two years.

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