Edmonton family survives Nepal earthquakes; student’s school sends help


Global News

EDMONTON — A local Grade 4 student was visiting Nepal with her family when the April 25 earthquake hit.

“We spent the entire weekend worrying and wondering where they were and trying to get in contact with them,” said Crawford Plains School Vice Principal Lisa Nachtigal.

“I woke up and my heart sank,” said Grade 4 teacher Stephanie Baynton. “[I] contacted my assistant principal Lisa, we tried to figure out if they were safe and we didn’t hear for a few days. It was a few days of wondering and nervousness.”

READ MORE: ‘We Need Help:’ Aid scarce in quake-hit Nepal villages as death toll tops 7,000 

The school later found out the Moktan family – including Grade 4 student Samantha, her two brothers and parents – was in Kathmandu when the first quake hit.

“They were all safe but they were living in a field. They were directly part of the relief…

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