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Four of Nepal plane crash victims believed to be local

Nepalese gather around the burning wreckage at the crash. Photo: AP Photo

Four of the British tourists who were among 19 people killed in a plane crash in Nepal are believed to be from the North West of England.

Seven of those killed as the aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff were from the UK.

The British victims were identified by local travel company Sherpa Adventures as Raymond Eagle, 58, Christopher Davey, 51, Vincent Kelly, 50, Darren Kelly, 45, Stephen Holding, 60, and Benjamin Ogden, 27.

Raymond Eagle lived in Macclesfield, Timothy Oakes is thought to have lived in Warrington and both Vincent and Darren Kelly lived in Lostock.

The group, who arrived in Nepal on Wednesday and were due to begin trekking today, were travelling with Hampshire-based travel company Explore Worldwide.

Managing director Ashley Toft said: "We are devastated by this news. Our thoughts are very much with the families of those affected, both in the UK and in Nepal."

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said the families of the victims have all been informed.

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