Nepal plane crash: Local man among dead

A man from the Isle of Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway is one of the 19 people killed in a plane crash in Nepal.

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Tributes to 'dynamic and enthusiastic' friend

Darren Kelly Credit: Newton Stewart diving club

A prominent businessman from the small Dumfries and Galloway village of the Ilse of Whithorn is one of the seven Britons who have perished in a plane crash in Nepal.Locals say he was very active in the community and well known in the village.

He was a member of the Newton Stewart Diving Club.

The clubs treasurer, Chris Harrison, knew Mr Kelly well. He paid tribute to him saying:

"He'll be a great loss to the club but mostly to his wife and family. He was a dynamic and enthusiastic person."

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