Budapest, April 26 (MTI) – No Hungarians are reported to have succumbed to the Nepal earthquake but two Hungarian tourist groups are stranded there, MTI learnt from diplomatic sources on Sunday morning.
Andrea Vajda, Hungary’s consul to New Delhi, said a group of 15 Hungarians staying in Kathmandu cannot leave the city due to the airport’s closure.
Later on Sunday, the consul said she had received information about another Hungarian group of 7 but she had not yet managed to contact them.
A further five Hungarians who have been in Nepal for a longer time could not be contacted, either, the consul said. She added, however, that no Hungarians in the region are believed to be in an emergency situation.
The earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday measured 7.9 on the Richter scale, claiming well over 1,800 lives. The disaster in and around Kathmandu triggered a series of avalanches on Mount Everest.