Students, community members hold vigil for Nepalese quake



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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nepalese students at the University of Nevada are raising money for earthquake victims back home, and held a candlelight vigil Wednesday night at the school's Reno campus.

The Reno Gazette Journal reports (http://on.rgj.com/1JbyDrQ) that the group has raised about $2,000 so far. Vigil attendees arranged tea light candles in an outline of the stricken country, and spelled out "Nepal."

Graduate and undergraduate students attended the vigil, as well as community members who are not students at the university.

Sunday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed an estimated 5,000 people, a number that is expected to rise. Nepalese residents of northern Nevada have not reported being linked to any of the deaths, but know many who are without homes.

The group is sending the funds it raised to aid groups stationed in Nepal.

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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com

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