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Gurkha Soldiers Honor Death of Royal Couple

on 2001/6/23 9:44:02 ( 1436 reads )


FOLKESTONE, UNITED KINGDOM, June 16, 2001: Recruited from the hill tribes in eastern and western Nepal, Gurkha soldiers serving in the British Army paid their respects to the King and Queen of Nepal last Saturday. Offering fresh picked flowers to five-foot-high portraits of the Royal couple, the Gurkhas had been shocked by the deaths. A Hindu priest was on hand at the ceremony to offer condolences. However, these soldiers who are hand picked for the Army every year after rigorous tests, are resilient and according to a senior army officer, "After the shock, life will go on."

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