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Funeral of doctor drowned in Tenerife takes place in Lincoln

The funeral of a family doctor from Lincoln who drowned on holiday in Tenerife has taken place today.

Doctor Barathi Ravikumar, who was a partner at South Park and The Heath Surgeries, in Bracebridge Heath, died after getting into difficulties at the Playa Paraiso resort as she went to rescue children who'd been swept into the sea.

Her relative Uma Ramalingam, a consultant obstetrician, also drowned.

Man accused of hiring hitman to kill ex-wife back in court

A Walsall man is due to appear before an American court today charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill his ex-wife.

William Wallace, aged 33, was caught up in a child support and custody battle with his former partner while living in Santa Ana, California. He is accused of telling a private investigator he wanted her dead, and asking whether he knew anyone would murder he and dispose of the body.

William Wallace
William Wallace Credit: District Attorney's Office, Orange County

The investigator was the one who turned him in to police.

Bail has been set for Wallace, formerly of the Yew Tree Estate, at $2 million (£1.2m). If convicted, he faces a sentence of up to 26 years to life in a state prison.

Wallace denies the charges.


Nepal plane crash victims died as result of 'accident'

19 people lost their lives in the crash, seven of them were from Britain Credit: ITV News

A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death in the case of man from Staffordshire, and another from Northamptonshire, who both died in a plane crash in Nepal.

LEFT: Stephen Holding, 60, from Stoke-on-Trent, RIGHT Christopher Davey, 51, from Northamptonshire Credit: ITV News Central

Stephen Holding, who was 60 and from Barlaston, was on the aircraft which slammed into the runway and burst into flames after take-off from Kathmandu in September 2012.

Also on board was 51-year-old Christopher Davey from Moulton in Northamptonshire.

The plane never climbed above 100 feet and spun out of the sky and hit the runway 1minute 20 seconds after take-off Credit: ITV News

They were among a party setting off from Kathmandu for three weeks trekking in the shadow of Mount Everest.

Air crash Investigators say all passengers would've died on impact. Today a coroner ruled the 19 passengers and crew on board died ''as the result of an accident.''



Women in Tenerife dragged into sea by a wave'

The two women who drowned in Tenerife rescuing children appeared to have been "dragged into the sea by a wave," a Guardia Civil spokeswoman has said.

The two women were swept away by a wave. Credit: ITV News

"We can confirm that both were British and both were relatives, although we are not certain how they were related at the moment," the spokesperson added.

"She will be greatly missed by us and all our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends at this very sad time".

Officials from Lincolnshire West CCG and NHS England said they were "saddened" by the news and will work very closely with patients and staff at the practice and offer them any support that they need.

Read: Oldham doctor drowns in Tenerife rescuing children

Lincoln woman drowns rescuing children in Tenerife

The resort of Playa de la Arena, not far from where the women got into difficulty Credit: PA

A woman from Lincoln has drowned in Tenerife after trying to rescue two children who had been swept away by a wave.

Thirty-nine year old Barathi Ruvikumar, was on holiday with Uma Ramalingam, a 42-year-old hospital consultant from Altrincham.

Uma Ramalingam, a 42 hospital consultant, died after while on holiday with Barathi Ruvikumar, 39, from Lincoln.

The women were pronounced dead on Sunday evening, after getting into difficulties during their rescue attempt off the coast of Playa Paraiso, to the southwest of the island.

A third woman, aged 38, who has not been named, survived along with the two children, aged 10 and 14, after being pulled out of the water by rescuers.

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