Two East Midlands students killed in Ukrainian plane crash

A university student from Leicester has been named as one of the British nationals who died when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine.

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Tribute tweets to student killed in MH17 plane crash

Ben Pocock was studying at Loughborough University and originally from Bristol Credit: Facebook picture

Friends and fellow students have been paying tribute to Loughborough University student Ben Pocock, who was killed in the plane crash in Ukraine yesterday.

The 20-year-old, who was originally from Keynsham in Bristol, was on his way to Australia when the Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed.

He is the second student from the East Midlands revealed to have been killed in the disaster. 20-year-old Richard Mayne from Market Bosworth also lost his life.

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