13-Year-Old Earthquake Survivor: 'I'm Most Scared Of Being Buried'

(FOX 11) - Thirteen-year-old Spursh Pathak is preparing to sleep outside with his family in the capital city of Kathmandu, Nepal. They survived the 7.8 magnitude quake that struck the city at 11:56 a.m. local time Saturday, now he says they are waiting to see what mother nature brings next.

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"I'm most scared of being buried. That's it, or being hit by buildings and if the magnitude is too high maybe the ground will crack open," Spursh said through a FaceTime call.

He is the nephew to Nog Pathak. Nog lives in Los Angeles. He and other community members gathered at the Shree Pashupatinal Foundation, a Buddhist Temple on Kenny Street in Norwalk to discuss how they could help their friends and family back home.

"I was really worried since yesterday, I just got that call from them. They are fine now. I'm really happy," Nog said.



Communication has been spotty for Nog and others trying to reach their families. While many still wait, some were able to contact their loved ones through social media.

Bhatka Thapa is the president of the Foundation. He says his wife and seven year daughter went to Nepal for a wedding a few weeks ago. He was first able to speak to his wife through Facebook.

"I have a small daughter over there as well and yesterday I spoke to her and she said, 'I miss you dad because yesterday I'm sleeping inside the car,'" Thapa said.



During his interview with FOX 11's Christine O'Donnell his wife Nanu called. We spoke to her until the reception cut out.

"We can't explain the mess. Many many people are dying here. A lot of people are lacking hands and hospital has many people in lines, it's such a danger," Nanu Thapa said.

Bhatka says right now he's more worried about the thousands of other people who have passed away and are injured from the tremor.

"Becasue they are fine, they are outside. The house is good still. i'm hoping she will be back soon," Bhatka said.

Rishi Dhakal is the Honorary Consul to the USA from Nepal. He says his heart is breaking for his country.

"Our landmarks have fallen to the ground and [in the videos] you can hear the sound of the people crying. I can not explain what I fee. It's the of the worst situation. I pray with god," Dhakal said.

Spursh, the 13-year-old boy FOX 11 spoke to through FaceTime, says he was near one of the building when the earthquake hit.

"I ran to an open space and the building collapsed in front of my eyes," Spursh said.

He says right now, he and his family have enough water for now, but the conditions are very bad for others and the aftershocks keep coming.

"Maybe there is still hope, so who knows, it's nature that we're talking about," Spursh said.

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