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Shaking football stadium:Aparna shares Nepal’s earthquake moments

Aparna Roy was in Nepal when the earth quake shook the land.
She landed safely to her home yesterday,thanks to the Indian Air force.

She  describes her fearful experience to the CNM over phone.A ninth standard student at

St.Joseph’s School,Pulloorampara,she went to Nepal for participating  in  the Asian Football Confederation ( AFC) under fourteen Girl’s Regional Championship-2015.

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APARNA ROY

She and her team was in the dressing room which was located in the underground of Kathmandu’s Dsarath stadium,
when the tremor happened.

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APARNA ROY WITH HER TEAM MEMBERS IN NEPAL

First they ignored it.But,later it was powerful.The coach told them to move fast to the
ground.
They followed suit.All assembled at the ground.By then, there were four or five tremors one by one .
They turned panic.
“I can’t believe we are back safely,thank God”-she relieves.
Aparna is the only South Indian representative in the football match.

“We felt the stadium was shaking. We could do only one thing;just to pray.”-says Aparna. Football fans and Iranian team members also came together in the ground.”

“We rented a hotel room in the night of the devastation.But,we didn’t stay inside.One night passed with uncertainty and anxiety.The Indian Air force  evacuated them. Aruna and her team arrived in India yesterday. First,they arrived in Mumbai and later in Coimbatore in a connection flight.

She landed at Karipur Airport on Monday morning.

Aparna is the daughter of Roy Ovelil and Beena Roy.

Aparna’s elder brother Arjun Roy is an engineering student at Alva’s College,Mangalore.

When she returned back safely,her friends,teachers,relatives,and neighbors were flocking to her house at Kootaranhi in Kozhikode.

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