Hull woman caught up in Nepal earthquake

Published: Monday 27th April 2015 by KCFM

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A Hull woman who’s been caught up in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake will fly home later this week.

Ellie Walker Corriette, who is 25 weeks pregnant, was on a business trip with her husband and friend when the earthquake struck.

Her family in west Hull have managed to book a flight for her out of Kathmandu on Thursday; and her mother, Marilyn, can’t wait to have Ele home:

“You see these things on the TV and you think, “Oh my good, poor people”, and then when it happens to you you realise just how stressful it is. And it’s just relief to know that she’s coming back with our unborn grandson but the rest of those poor people are going to be stuck out there.

Marilyn is desperate for the Government to bring the UK tourists home.

“In a quite cold way, the British tourists are hindering the rescue operation because they’re taking up valuable resources and they’re using valuable communication. So take them out of the equation and then concentrate on the people that really need it.”

The Disasters Emergency Committee has now announced a charity appeal for Nepal.

More than 4-thousand people are known to have been killed, and thousands more are injured.

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Published: Monday 27th April 2015 by KCFM

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