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Worry, hope continues for Nepal natives in the Triangle

Posted April 27, 2015

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— It’s been over 24 hours since Ashish Hadar last spoke to his father in Nepal.

When they spoke Sunday, the elder Hadar said he would call his son if he lived to see another day.

His son is trying to not think of the worst.

“The unknown is just hard to deal with and I'm hoping that he would just let me know, you know,” he said.

It was 48 hours after the earthquake when Suman Bajgain heard from his family.

The Duke University student was already planning on returning home next month, but what was initially a leisurely trip has become something Bajgain doesn’t know if he’s mentally prepared to see.

“I can't say. I don't know. I hope I am but I can't say with certainty,” he said. “It's really hard to see the places that you grew up at and studied in. Not to be able to recognize that place.”

Bajgain and three other students have started a GoFundMe page for earthquake victims.

Any fundraising efforts should be organized, Pratiksha Sharma said.

“Our country definitely needs help but the help should be structured,” she said. “If the donation is not structured there might be a lot of trouble trying to manage the donations.”


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