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Relief for Nepal: Update May 29th

International Needs Nepal Delivery Trucks Overturn in Two Road Accidents



Road conditions are a major obstacle to relief delivery. We request your prayers and your continued generosity as we manage these and many other obstacles on the road to recovery…

Seven members of a team delivering relief supplies to earthquake victims for International Needs Nepal are thankful to be alive today as the truck they were travelling in overturned along the way. The truck was on a 12-hour journey to deliver supplies to a community 187 kilometers from Kathmandu when treacherous road conditions took their toll.

The driver’s assistant broke his hip and is recovering in hospital in Kathmandu. The truck driver was unharmed, and with the help of Nepalese army and police officers, the truck was reloaded and the supplies were delivered.

On the return trip, at a about 5:30 pm the vehicle overturned again. This time everyone, including Esther Thapa, Executive Director of International Needs Nepal escaped the accident with only minor injuries. But the accident occurred in a remote area with few options for assistance. Esther managed to contact her husband and daughter who arranged for the group to be picked up from a village several hours away from the accident site walking through a jungle. The team was picked up at 1:00 am. Three hours later Esther and most of the team arrived in Kathmandu, exhausted but unharmed.

One team member struggled with the trip through the jungle so he and another team member spent the night in a village along the way. They are currently making their way back to Kathmandu. The others are on their way back to the scene of the accident to assess the damage and make recovery arrangements.

We are thankful for God’s protection. Road conditions are a major obstacle to relief delivery. We request your prayers and your continued generosity as we manage these and many other obstacles on the road to recovery.

 





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