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170 Gurkhas Pile Into 10-Seat Land-Rover

January 03, 1986|From Reuters

HONG KONG — Gurkha troops claimed a world record Thursday after 170 of them piled aboard a 10-seat army Land-Rover. The Nepalese troops, stationed with British forces in Hong Kong, took 50 seconds to scramble onto the vehicle and then drive 20 yards to claim a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

Capt. Colin Flack, who organized the charity event, said a shortage of Gurkhas thwarted any further attempt to improve on the record of 153 set in England last year.

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