3,000 trees fall mysteriously in Nepal

September 11th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Kathmandu, Sep 11 (Xinhua) In a bizarre ecological phenomenon, nearly 3,000 trees fell in quick succession in a community forest in western Nepal, eKantipur reported Thursday on its website.The website quoted locals as saying they had noticed large cracks on the ground at the Shrikrishna Community Forest in Banke district, some 360 km west of Kathmandu, but the weather was calm last Monday when the incident took place.

“There was neither a gale nor a storm during that day,” said Tilak Bahadur Chand, a resident of the area.

Unable to explain the incident, residents have attributed the incident to supernatural causes and labelled it as a bad omen.

District forest officer Hemlal Aryal told reporters a team of experts was due to visit the place for an on-the-spot investigation.

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