Nepal flight carrying Brits set to land at Stansted Airport
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A UK aid flight carrying 120 Britons from Nepal is set to land at Stansted Airport in the early hours of the morning.
The flight has now left the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, where a devastating earthquake struck on Saturday, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.
Meanwhile, Britain is preparing to send RAF Chinook helicopters to Nepal to help with the relief effort.
A British national, who had been living in Hong Kong, has been killed in the disaster, The Foreign Office confirmed today.
Officials are also “urgently investigating” reports that another Briton has been killed at Mount Everest base camp.
More than 5,000 people have killed since the 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit.
Nepal’s prime minister Sushil Koirala said the death toll could eventually rise to more than 10,000.
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Eight million people have been affected by the disaster which has wiped out entire villages, according to the United Nations.