2 midlanders killed in Nepal plane crash

The aftermath of the crash in Kathmandu
The aftermath of the crash in Kathmandu Photo: Stringer/Reuters
19 people lost their lives in the crash, seven of them were from Britain Credit: ITV News

Two of the seven British tourists killed in a plane crash in Nepal are from the Midlands.

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.

Chris Davey from Moulton, Northamptonshire died in the Nepal air crash Credit: ITV Central

51-year-old Christopher Davey from Moulton was also among a party setting off from Kathmandu for three weeks trekking in the shadow of Everest.

Thousands of Westerners board flights each year to trek in the region around Mount Everest - though the safety of Nepal's domestic airline industry is frequently called into question. There have been 24 accidents in 20 years.

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