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Londoner dies in Nepal crash

Londoner Benjamin Ogden was one of seven British tourists who were among 19 people who died in a Nepal plane crash. The other British victims were named by travel company Sherpa Adventures as Raymond Eagle, Christopher Davey, Vincent Kelly, Darren Kelly, Timothy Oakes and Stephen Holding.

The group, who arrived in Nepal on Wednesday and were due to begin trekking today, were travelling with Hampshire-based travel company Explore Worldwide. Oxford University graduate Mr Ogden lived in London and worked for law firm Allen & Overy, where he had recently qualified as an associate.

Everyone at Allen & Overy is deeply shocked and saddened by the news that Ben Ogden was one of 19 people who were tragically killed in a plane crash in Nepal this morning.

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. As well as being an excellent lawyer, Ben was a very popular member of the firm.

Ben had recently qualified and it was clear to everyone that he had an incredibly promising career ahead of him. Ben will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

– Senior PR Manager Campbell McIlroy

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