The news, images and videos still coming out of Nepal are shocking, and overwhelming. Thousands are dead. Temples lay flattened.
And what was entire street blocks... are now piles of rubble.
This after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit-- just north of the capital city, Kathmandu.
For people who have a connection to Nepal... they wait with unbearable tension, to hear from friends and loved ones.
Kamloops' Byron Bignell is one of those.
He has been working in Nepal for the past 20 years.
Before the quake hit, he already had plans to travel to eastern Nepal.
He still intends to go, but the nature of his work, will be completely different.
Kamloops' Ivan Somlai has lived in Nepal for 15 years.
Daybreak catches up with him while he reaches out to family members and friends in the South Asian nation.
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