A Vancouver student travelling in Nepal is safe — after nearly being caught in yesterday’s Nepal’s earthquake.
“We were immobilized and terrified. He really dodged a bullet.”
Michael Magee’s relief is clear; now he knows his son Aedan is okay.
The Langara student is in Nepal for a school trip, studying in the Archaeology program at Langara.
“They left three days ago. They were right in the middle of the worst hit part of Kathmandu right until then. Luckily [they] are up the mountains in a place that’s safe, and they’ve got food and water and tents.”
Magee, who is Gregor Robertson’s Chief of Staff, says the students’ biggest worry now: the families they left in Kathmandu.
“They were five weeks with a family living in Kathmandu so they became quite close. And we’ve had no word on any of the host families they were staying with.”
Magee hasn’t spoken directly to his son, who’s group is camped outside the city, rationing power on a satellite phone.
He says he hopes to make contact when they hike to a nearby base camp.