Candlelight vigil to honor Nepali earthquake victims

Hannah Ditzenberger

Students will gather on the plaza Tuesday night to honor Nepali earthquake victims.

Organized by the Nepali Student Association, the candlelight vigil will begin at 7:30 p.m. Donations will also be collected for medical relief, according to organizer Simrik Neupame.

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According to Neupame, about 5,000 people have died and a 10,000 people have lost their homes as a result of the earthquake.

“They’re sleeping outside in gardens and yards,” Neupame said. “We’re doing this candlelight to show our solidarity for these people — we’re praying for the ones who lost their lives and we’re praying for the ones who are suffering right now.”

Neupame said she encourages students to donate with UNICEF and the Red Cross.

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