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Family of Alberta woman missing after Nepal earthquake finds out she's OK

04/28/2015 01:54 EDT | Updated 08/02/2015 10:59 EDT
RED DEER, Alta. - The partner of an Alberta woman who was unaccounted for after the devastating earthquake in Nepal has had some good news.

Michael Dawe of Red Deer says Beverley Williams is safe.

Dawe said he learned of the news when their daughter called him Tuesday morning.

Williams, 60, was hiking in Nepal when the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck on Saturday near Kathmandu.

Dawe said a business partner of Williams who was in Kathmandu managed to track down her whereabouts and confirmed she is OK.

Williams later tweeted that she is safe, but described her experience as horrible.

Dawe said the family can now work on getting her home as soon as possible, although he's not sure when that may be.

"I don't know if she's made it to Kathmandu yet or not," he said.

"The Kathmandu airport is closed, so now the logistics of getting her home will be next, but there hasn't been time to work out all that.

"There's just the relief ... that she's safely found."

(CKGY)

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