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While going through the deadly tremor

By: ReenaNongmaithem


"Being a physically challenge person, it is difficult for me even ifthe wind blows a little bit unusual or a storm comes but that tremor almost killed me, I thought that was the end of my life”, said BT Keikhilang @ Akei (47) of KabuiKhullen Part I, who has been a spinal cord patient since 1996.
Akei’shalf of his lower left body part has been paralyzedafter he felled from tree while he was cutting tree branches when he was around 25 years old.
He said that the quake shook so hard that people were thrown away from their sleeping bedsand so was he too.
 “I hold very tight on to the wooden bar beside my bed so not to fall from the bed”, shared Akei during this reporter’s visit  to the village which was worst affected by the deadly tremor on January 4 early morning.
He said many still felt sickness as side effect of the shook.

“Villagers prayed if the World was going to end that day”,he added.
He was the only person to stay at home during night time these days while whole villagers were staying together at the relief centers.
“Since my physical condition challenges from staying together with the villagers at tent houses, I along with my two little sisters stays at home” shared Akei and said I will face the consequences even if the tremor hits again.
On that jolt his only television that accompanied his life over bed was completely damaged, said Akei whoever he said he is grateful that his radio set was save and sound.
Akei is a regular caller to All India Radio’s phone in entertainment programs like “Good Morning Manipur”. Interesting Akei’s called was picked up by the anchor of the “AIR” programme ‘Good Morning Manipur . He request the anchor to play a popular Manipur song from VDF Thasana. Thanks to AIR Imphal for Akei could stay away from the shock of the tremor.

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    Rev.Joykumar anal Sunday, 17 January 2016 17:06 Comment Link

    My prayers are with those who suffered the quake and tremors

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