British expat killed in Nepal quake

Published:  1 May at 9 AM
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A British man living in Nepal was killed in the country’s devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake, the UK Foreign Office has confirmed.

The Himalayan country was hit by the quake on Saturday and more than 6,000 people have been confirmed dead to date, while with numerous remote villages yet to be accounted for, that number is expected to rise considerably.

The Foreign Office said that a Brit was among the earthquake’s victims, while at least 27 more UK nationals have been listed by the Red Cross as missing. Many tourists from countries across the globe are trapped in rural areas where they were trekking. Eighteen people also died after an avalanche that was triggered by the quake.

Meanwhile, the family of another Brit stuck in the Langtang Valley, an area popular among trekkers, has said the Foreign Office has not been quick enough with its response.

Twenty-four-year-old Jonathan Blott, who was hiking with his German girlfriend, has been unable to leave the area since the earthquake hit as landslides have blocked off all routes. His father, John, gave the Foreign Office his coordinates in a plea for help, but they advised him to go to the British Embassy instead.

Mr Blott said that the Foreign Office were not telling them anything so he remained in the dark as to whether they were doing anything. He added, however, that if they were doing something then surely they would have informed the family about it.
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