Monday, May 4, 2015

From Nepal: Another earthquake -- Olga and Nori continue to help

Olga is from Canada and Nori from Japan. I know Olga and Nori from Chiang Mai, Thailand, where they live and where our friendship began several years ago. They are a married couple who love to travel, and they love Nepal, and I love to hear their stories about places I never have been, such as Mongolia. This is not their first trip to Nepal and we love Nepal for the same reason: Nepalese people. And now Olga and Nori got caught in the earthquake and are helping.
Olga just sent this message: 
"Another 5.1 earthquake hitting Gorkha district which was decimated in previous quake as it was near epicenter. Happened today about 11:30 a.m.
"Although far away from Hetauda, I felt it. Didn't last long.
"Some buildings here are being torn down as they sustained serious cracks.
"Life goes on. The Nepali group that we went with into the mountains is collecting data as to what is needed in other villages. They need tarps and tents and possibly more. Nori and I will be helping them out once again, and hope that they will invite us along."

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