ALFONSO and Fonsi Muñoz, two volunteers from Malaga who were trapped in Nepal after a devastating earthquake hit on Saturday, April 25, have arrived home safe and sound.
The father and son were doing volunteer work for Meena Ghale Nepal NGO when the earthquake hit, spreading death and devastation in its wake.
“We’re very lucky to have got out in one piece, there’s nothing left standing there and all I can think about is how we can help all those people,” said 68-year-old Alfonso after landing in Malaga.
The two men, who were received at the airport by friends and relatives waving banners and typical Asian scarves, spoke of their experience in Kathmandu and how they managed to get out of the country on a commercial flight to New Delhi.
Wife and mother Marivi Heredia said she had managed not to panic while her husband and son were trapped in Nepal as they were familiar with the area and would find a way out.
“They got in touch as soon as it happened to let me know they were ok and told me not to watch the news so I wouldn’t be too scared,” Heredia explained.
The 7.8 magnitude quake is believed to have killed more than 5,000 people, and as relief starts to reach remote villages where survivors are in desperate need of food and water, thousands are trying to get away from the capital as they fear epidemics could follow the disaster.