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Prince Charles Treks in Nepal

February 7, 1998

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) _ Nursing a sore back and a broken rib, Prince Charles trekked for two hours in the hills of Nepal on Saturday to inspect British-aided forestry and water projects.

Charles walked from the nearest highway to inspect drinking water, health education, sanitation and community forest projects at Bajung village, 112 miles west of Katmandu, the Nepalese capital.

Villagers performed a puppet show that promotes health and sanitation.

Nearly 90 families have benefited from the water supply and sanitation project funded by the British organization Water Aid, of which Charles is the patron.

The prince is on a three-day tour of Nepal, the second leg of his South Asia visit. He arrived from Sri Lanka on Friday and leaves for the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan on Monday.

Charles cracked a rib and hurt his back in a fox-hunting fall last month.

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