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LOSS 27 października 1999, 12:14:09 (Wed, 27 Oct 1999 12:14:09 +0200)
||WE LOST OUR FRIEND - WALTER RAMON
On 25 October all of us, eleven Peace Riders, took a train from New
Guwahati. It was around eight o'clock in the morning. Only three of us could
get into the first train, and eight
riders were obliged to take the next one. Both trains were overcrowded, and
therefore it was difficult to get in and get a seat. Eventually everybody
found some place, and Walter
sat on the floor next to the open wagon door.
We were tired, as this was the third day we have been travelling in the
crowded Indian trains without much sleep. Shortly afterwards everybody fell
asleep. Suddenly, a voice woke us up and we
understood that somebody had fallen out of the train.
The train stopped. It took us a moment to realize that Walter was not with
us. Manuel and Pier jumped
out and ran back to look at what happened, while the train slowly moved
After running three kilometers back Manuel found Walter's documents
scattered around and a hundred meters further he found our friend surrounded
by the villagers.
>>From the first sight it was clear that his head was seriously injured. He
unconscious. After some
minutes the train arrived and we placed Walter in the train, where we
provided first aid.
We arrived to the nearest village - New Coochbihar - by
the same train. In the village hospital they gave oxygen and advised us to
find transportation to bring him to a more serious hospital in Siliguri, 180
km, as soon as possible. Because of the bad and crowded roads it took us a
lot of time - 4 hours - to reach North Bengal Medical College-Hospital, but
it was too late, and we lost Walter before we reached the hospital.
He closed his eyes at the sunset. Beautiful sunset nearby the Himalayas.
Five o'clock. He was not alone.
India was the worst place for the accident like this. Everything is slow
here even in a such emergent case. However, due to the heavy injury nobody
can say that, if this happened in any other country, our friend could have
Walter joined the Peace Ride in Lima, Peru, December 1998. First he wanted
to go with us just through Peru, as he could not afford to go further, but
later he got so involved and attracted by the idea of sharing peace of his
heart with all the people that he decided to continue until Hiroshima. He
explained to us not once that this trip for him was a gift of God. He also
felt that this peace mission was what he really loved and wanted - the right
Walter was truly devoted to the people - having patience and love for
anybody who wanted attention, sharing joy or just simple talking to somebody
in the street. He showed much care for
the group - always watching for the last or the lost ones - and always
thinking more about others than himself.
He was the heart and the good spirit of the group - always smiling and
enjoying the life even in the most difficult moments. Any time we used to
split up for some time, for example going to Kosovo, we missed him a lot.
Now it is difficult to imagine riding without him, but we think it is our
duty to accomplish the peace mission that he loved so much. We are sure he
would encourage us to go on as he always did.
WE STILL CAN NOT BELIEVE IN WHAT HAS HAPPENED.
WE STILL CAN NOT BELIEVE WE WILL NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN.
WE CAN NOT BELIEVE WE WILL NEVER HEAR HIS VOICE SINGING A SONG.
WE LOVE YOU, WALTER.
Sigitas, Goda, Edvardas, Slawek, Manuel, Pier, Carlotta, Ancica, Waldek,
27 October 1999
If you want to send condolences and help the family financially, please,
contact the address below:
calle Enrique Palacios #335
Miraflores, Lima 18
You can also contact the family by e-mail: email@example.com ,
bank account: # 108 - 000015530 - 3 INTERBANK, in the name of JANNET RAMON,
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