Branford Man Waits to Hear from Brother in Nepal

Branford's Ram Hari Bhandari talks with News 8 about his missing family members in Nepal. (WTNH)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Branford’s Ram Hari Bhandari waits by his cell phone to hear if his brother is safe.

Another massive 7 point 3 earthquake struck Nepal this morning.  It triggered landslides. Death tolls are climbing, and buildings are rubble.  His brother was in that remote part of Nepal helping people from the last quake.  Ram says his hotel collapsed and he’s still waiting to hear from him.

“I couldn’t connect. I tried to call him, but I couldn’t contact,” said Bhandari. “I’m feeling so sad because thousands and thousands are dying.”

He’s grieving already.  He says his brother’s mother in law died in the 7 point 8 quake on April 25th.  Her daughter tried to save her.  Both were crushed to death.  Other family members are now sick and hospitals are crumbling.

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“My mother in law is sick. My sister is sick. My father-in-law’s sick,” said Bhandari.

Bhandari is now waiting by his cell phone. He’s hoping for word from his brother and hoping his family and country get the help they need.

“This time this situation is very bad. We need real help,” said Bhandari. “Please help Nepal.”

Stamford-based Americares has already sent a team of doctors to the area. They reported all of their staff is safe and they’re treating an average of 120 patients a day.

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