Capital student caught up in Nepal earthquake

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A CLIMBER from the Capital is sheltering in a teahouse after being caught up in the Nepal earthquake.

Medical students Calum Henderson, from Edinburgh, and Joseph Feeney, from Coatbridge, are thought to somewhere between the villages of Senwa and Pokhara.

When the earthquake hit the 21-year-olds were en-route to the Annapurna base camp in the Himalayas.

More than 2000 people are thought to have been killed in Nepal’s worst earthquake in more than 80 years.

Mr Feeney’s father Dr James Feeney told BBC Scotland: “The boys have been told that they’re really lucky because another couple of days and they would have been further up the mountain and they wouldn’t have got back down. The landslide would have blocked them off.

“But they’re fine, they’re just a bit shook up. They’re just wondering how they’re going to get home.

“The village where they’re staying is all single-storey buildings so hopefully they’re quite safe there.

“Looking at the TV screens and seeing what could have happened to them, me and my wife, we’re just counting our blessings – thank God.”