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Her text came early Saturday morning April 26. ‘Sitting on tarmac at KIA when 'minor' earthquake struck, had to disembark, may miss Delhi connection. Am OK’ Fortunately that was before the news hit the BBC. The previous day she was in Namche Bazaar (now flattened); the day before that atop the Dharahara tower (now collapsed). Friends from the Himalaya trek staying on in Kathmandu......

She’d ‘marked herself safe’ on Facebook. Thousands couldn't. My daughter-in-law arrived back safely to Heathrow 24 hours late. Lucky, lucky, lucky. Thousands were out of luck.

Please support Nepal in its hour of need.

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    Neville Hunt almost 5 years ago

    This is a true story about someone part of my family. The exact text message may slightly differ; the content did not. Please give what you can to the courageous Nepalese. Thanks.

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    D.M. almost 5 years ago

    Thankful your personal story had such a lucky outcome.

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    John Judge almost 5 years ago

    Powerful stuff!

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    Neville Hunt almost 5 years ago

    Thanks John and D.M. My daughter-in-law arrived safely back to my son and children, but I think she was pretty shook up by the experience.

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