Cheshire teenager safe after avalanche on Everest

Alex Sandiforth has tweeted to say he's OK after Nepal earthquake triggered avalanche while he was climbing Mount Everest

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Prayers for earthquake victims

More than 5000 people have died in the earthquake in Nepal Credit: PA

Manchester Cathedral has set up a prayer station to remember those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. A UK appeal for disaster victims has raised more than £19m and the Nepalese community in Manchester, the largest outside London, have also been gearing up their relief efforts. Meanwhile, Cheshire fire fighters have arrived in the region as part of an International Search and Rescue Team. The team is searching for survivors in the capital, Kathmandu.

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