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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Thousands raised following student's plane crash death

Richard Mayne, 20, was an undergraduate student at Leeds University. Credit: Facebook / Richard Mayne

An online charity fundraising appeal set up by a Leicester student killed on flight MH17 has continued to attract thousands of pounds of donations in his memory.

Richard Mayne set up the JustGiving page six months ago to raise funds for the Kidasha charity, which helps disadvantaged children in Nepal.

The 20-year-old's JustGiving page has raised almost £5,000 since his death was confirmed on Friday.

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