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Nepalese students at Towson elementary help with earthquake relief
Nepalese students at Towson elementary help with earthquake relief

Eleven-year-old Ritu Ghimire was talking with her grandfather on Skype when, suddenly, the screen went blank and the power cut out. That was the first indication Ritu and her family had of the earthquake April 25 that devastated Nepal. "We tried calling but we couldn't get through until the next day," said Ritu, a fifth-grader at Pleasant Plains Elementary School. "We've had other earthquakes but nothing this big." The quake, which killed nearly 9,000 people and measured at a magnitude of 7.8, was the most damaging in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal since 1933. On a sunny day in May, Ritu and five other fifth-grade girls sat behind a table at...

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