Male trapped for 2 days saved from Britain’s inmost cavern

LONDON: Boosted by deals with tucked in their helmets, some 240 rescuers worked in shifts for more than 2 days to assist extricate a cave explorer who lost his footing and tumbled into one of Britain’s deepest hollows. Forming a human chain, rescuers from at least eight groups across the UK brought up the 40-year-old guy on a stretcher Monday to the entryway of Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, also understood as the Cavern of the Black Spring, 54 hours after he fell.
“The caver was really unfortunate here. He’s a knowledgeable caver, a fit caver. And it was a matter of putting his foot in the wrong location,”said Peter Francis, the spokesperson for the South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Group. “He wasn’t in a dangerous part of the cave, it’s simply something moved from under him.”
Emergency situation services liaison officer Gary Evans said the male was doing “extremely well” on Tuesday. His injuries, that include a broken jaw, leg and spine injuries, have been described as not life-threatening.
The cavern system lies in the Brecon Beacons mountain range in south Wales near the former quarrying town of Penwyllt. It is 300 meters (984 feet) deep, making it amongst the deepest in the UK. The cavern system is also among the UK’s longest, stretching for more than 30 miles (48 kilometers).

Released at Tue, 09 Nov 2021 16:44:05 -0600

French NGO to bear in mind Indian soldiers of WWI

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AMRITSAR: France-based Interfaith Shaheedi Ceremony Association (ISCA) will be organizing an exhibition on November 11 to bear in mind the unsung heroes of World War I (WWI) as part of ceremonies of the excellent war.
Stating that as many as 140000 Indian soldiers had gotten involved in the WWI out of which nearly 74000 soldiers provided their lives for France in between 1914-1918, creator president of ISCA Ramesh Vohra told TOI “this is initially of its kind exhibition of paintings that attempt to much better sketch a more total history of countless Indian soldiers (consisting of contemporary Pakistan) who were sent out to the Western Front in France and Belgium under the British army during the WWI” including that many offered their lives while others remain unknown or really unknown.
Vohra notified that the exhibition made up of paintings, illustrations, private and main pictures, press short articles, films, posters, and items; highlights the absence of representation of Indian soldiers of the very first world war.
“These are existing to the general public for the first time and reflect a range of statements of the lives of various Indian soldiers, their way of living, their cultures, and faiths, as likewise the lesser-known realities of India’s involvement on the planet War I” he stated.
Vohra who has actually authored 122 pages Coffe Table Book of the exhibition in 2 versions, French and English, said that he got numerous paintings made from the street artists from Delhi, Vietnam, Malaysia and so on.
Sarfraz Khokhar Ex-Légionnaire whose grandfather Muhammad Zaman had taken part in the WWI stated that his grandfather was a Prisoner of War (PoW) in Japan.

Released at Tue, 09 Nov 2021 15:41:34 -0600