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Nepal plane crash victim from Staffordshire

The aftermath of today's crash in Kathmandu. Photo: Stringer/Reuters

It's been confirmed one of the seven British tourists killed in a plane crash in Nepal is from Staffordshire.

Stephen Holding, who's from the village of Barlaston near Stoke-on-Trent, died when the aircraft crashed near the capital Kathmandu.

He was part of a group on a trekking holiday in the country.

The twin-engine propeller Dornier plane came down shortly after take-off at about 6.15am local time.

In total 19 people have lost their lives, seven of them were from Britain.

The wreckage on the plane which crashed in Nepal, killing 19 including one man from Staffordshire Credit: Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said the families of the victims have all been informed.

It's thought the plane belonged to Nepal's domestic airline Sita Air, which is approved by airline authorities.

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