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Lincolnshire charity duo may return to Nepal earlier than planned

Two charity workers who raised more than £30,000 and travelled out to Nepal following the first earthquake there say they may return to the country a little earlier than planned - after the latest earthquake earlier today.

Garry Goddard and Leo Scott Smith are from Lincs2Nepal. They put the following post on Facebook earlier today.

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Yorkshire doctor tweets shock at latest Nepal quake

A doctor from Keighley who is in Nepal to help with the relief effort has tweeted of his shock at the latest earthquake.

Dr Aziz Hafiz Credit: Twitter

Dr Aziz Hafiz flew to the stricken country on Saturday with a medical team from the charity Humanity First, of which he is director.

The charity say they have not as yet been able to make contact with Mr Hafiz, but on a Twitter just two hours ago he spoke of the shock on peoples' faces, saying "May the Lord grant Nepal respite".


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Germanwings co-pilot 'rehearsed' crashing plane into Alps

The Germanwings co-pilot thought to have deliberately caused the French Alps plane disaster "rehearsed" his plan on an earlier flight on the day of the crash, an accident report is expected to reveal.

Andreas Lubitz has suffered from severe depression.

All 150 people on the Airbus A320, including three Britons, were killed when it crashed while flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf on March 24.

An interim report from French air accident bureau the BEA will say that Andreas Lubitz practised reducing flight altitude on the outbound flight from Dusseldorf to Barcelona, according to German newspaper Bild.

Bild said the BEA report would talk about a "controlled descent that lasted for minutes and for which there was no aeronautical justification".

Lubitz, who had suffered from severe depression, had used the internet to research ways of committing suicide in the days leading up to the crash.


Lincs fire chief in Nepal reveals team's efforts to make hospital safe

A fire brigade chief from Lincolnshire in charge of part of the UK's international search and rescue effort in Kathmandu has revealed his team are now trying to make Nepal's main hospital safe.

International search and rescue effort to make Nepal's main hospital safe Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The 60-strong British team of firefighters - headed by Lincolnshire's Dave Ramscar - are tackling the dangerous building where only 80 out of a possible 800 beds are fit for use.

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UK aid flight carrying 120 Brits from Nepal arrives in Stansted

The flight arrived into Stansted Airport Credit: PA Wire/Ben Kendall

A UK aid flight carrying around 120 British nationals who were left stranded in Nepal after the earthquake has landed at Stansted Airport.

Among those on board Department for International Development (DfID) chartered Boeing 767 - which flew aid out to Nepal on Sunday - were children and the elderly and people chosen as a priority because of health conditions.

It comes after Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond confirmed the death of a non resident British national.

The victim had dual nationality and was a resident of Hong Kong, while officials are "urgently investigating" reports that another Briton has been killed at Mount Everest base camp.

Some 300 Britons have been housed in the British embassy in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu since the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck on Saturday, which has claimed more than 5,000 lives.

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