2 Midlanders Die In Nepal Crash

It's been confirmed two of the seven people killed in a plane crash in Nepal are from the Midlands

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Tributes to Nepal crash victims

Tributes have been paid to a Staffordshire man killed in the Nepal plane crash.

Stephen Holding was a member of the Bremex Mountaineering and Climbing Club.

The club released a statement on their website paying tribute to him and fellow club member Tim Oakes, who also died in the crash.

Bremex is deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Stephen Holding and Tim Oakes in the Kathmandu plane crash.

They will be missed by all the club. Our thoughts go out to their families and all their friends.

– Bremex Mountaineering and Climbing Club


Stephen Holding was 'a gentle giant of a man'

Tributes have poured in for the seven British men who died in a Nepal plane crash today.

Stephen Holding from Staffordshire was a member of Bremex Mountaineering and Climbing Club.

Club member Matt Morton described him as someone who always had time for others.

I would just say he was a gentle giant of a man. He was tall, quietly spoken and just a genuinely nice chap - he was always interested in what other people were doing and always happy to have a chat.

– Matt Morton


Friends pay tribute to Staffordshire man killed in Nepal plane crash

A retired teacher from Staffordshire has been killed in a plane crash while on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Himalayas.

Stephen Holding was one of seven Britons who died when the aircraft came down near Kathmandu in Nepal.

Mr Holding, who was 60 and a keen mountaineer, was about to begin a trekking holiday in the region around Mount Everest. Our correspondent Peter Bearne reports.

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