Nepal plane crash victim from Staffordshire

Rescue team members work at the site where a Dornier aircraft crashed in Kathmandu, Nepal. Credit: Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

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

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

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 from Britain.

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

The group, who arrived in Nepal on Wednesday and were due to begin trekking today, were travelling with Hampshire-based travel company Explore Worldwide.

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