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Himalayan earthquake : Relief for family after Kent man found safe

Sebastian Lovera has now made contact with his family Credit: Gregg Smye-Rumsby

A family from Kent have spoken of their "overwhelming relief" after hearing from their son who it was feared might have been among the victims of the Nepal earthquake.

Sebastian Lovera, of Springwell Road, was trekking towards the Mount Everest base camp when the earthquake hit.

But today his mother and step-father spoke of their relief that he has now made contact with them.

It's believed he is intending to stay in Nepal to help the rescue effort.

Bad weather on Everest has been hampering rescue efforts Credit: ITV

Meanwhile a Brighton woman who had been feared missing has also made contact with her family

Tara Bradshaw, of Queens Park Road, is travelling in the country before doing a master’s degree next year.

The 24-year-old’s boyfriend Alex Parry posted a message on Google’s Person Finder in a bid to track her down.

Tara Bradshaw is safe and well Credit: Google
Bodies have been recovered from the Everest base camp Credit: ITV News

There was good news too about the contingent of British Gurkhas climbing at Everest. All are safe.

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed homes, businesses and temples in the capital of Kathmandu and around 2,000 people are now believed to have died, including 53 in India and 17 in Tibet.

The quake also triggered a massive avalanche on Mount Everest killing 18 people and injuring at least 30 climbers. Many climbers are still missing.

Aftershocks have also hit the capital Kathmandhu Credit: PA


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Cot warning after seven-week-old baby dies in Sussex

7-week-old Grace Roseman died in Bednest crib

A coroner has expressed concern over a bedside cot after a newborn baby from Haywards Heath was killed while she slept.

Seven-week-old Grace Roseman died while using a crib which could be joined onto her parents' bed.

She had manoeuvred herself over the edge of the Bednest - cutting off the supply of oxygen to her brain.

Grace Roseman was sleeping in a Bednest like this when she died. Credit: Bednest

‘We are greatly saddened and extend our heartfelt condolences to Grace’s parents.

We are doubly upset to hear this news, since the concept behind Bednest’s design is first and foremost about baby health and safety and came originally from highly experienced neo-natal nurses.

It is not the case that the coroner has called the cot “dangerous” and asked for it to be withdrawn.

The coroner has highlighted that all safety guidelines for the correct use of the crib are laid out in the instruction manual, but due to a growing second-hand market for our Bednest cribs, these instruction manuals may not be passed on. This may be, sadly, what happened with Grace’s crib.

We are now considering displaying basic instructions on the side of the crib itself.'

– Spokesperson for Bednest
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