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Nepal’s last car porter dies at 92

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KATHMANDU — Dhan Bahadur Gole, 92, the last known Nepali porters who carried cars in Kathmandu for a living in the 1930s, has passed away.

Gole was suffering from asthma and died while undergoing treatment at a healing center in Kathmandu. He was cremated in the place where he grew up Chitlang, Makwanpur on Tuesday.

Gole was the last known survivor of a generation of porters who carried luxury cars on foot across steep mountain passes to then Nepal’s Rana rulers in Kathmandu.

Before the country built its first highway in 1956 only the capital city had paved roads, and porters were the only means of getting cars to the wealthy Rana dynasty.

Gole had never even heard of cars when he started working as a porter at the age of 20, let alone seen one.

Also known as the “gadi bokne buda’” (car carrying old man) in Chitlang, Gole was among the porters recruited by transporters to transport motor cars to Kathmandu in the 1930s.

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World Cup: Belgium defeats Tunisia 5-2

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MOSCOW — Belgium have defeated Tunisia 5-2 to move one step closer to the next round of the World Cup on Saturday.

Two goals each from Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku eased Belgium to a 5-2 win over Tunisia at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium.

Michy Batshuayi, on loan at Dortmund from Chelsea, added the fifth in the game’s dying minutes, only for Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri to claim a consolation goal in added time.

Eden Hazard opened the scoring for Belgium with a goal from the penalty spot before Lukaku extended the Belgium lead, Tunisia pulled a goal back to make it 2-1 before Lukaku restored the two goal cushion with a deftly chipped finish over the goalkeeper.

Second half goals from Hazard and Batshuayi finished the game as a contest before a consolation from Khazri with the last kick of the game.

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