Barnet has sent its condolences to its twin city in Nepal after 70 people were killed in a plane crash.

Pokhara in Nepal is one of the eight places in the world the borough has links to.

Following Sunday's plane crash, Mayor of Barnet Cllr Alison Moore wrote to Pokhara’s mayor as a mark of respect.

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The borough’s flag outside Hendon Town Hall is also flying at half-mast.

The flight plummeted into a gorge on Sunday (January 15) while on approach to the newly-opened Pokhara International Airport in the foothills of the Himalayas, killing at least 70 of the 72 people on board.

Times Series: Hendon Town Hall's flag is flying at half-mast Hendon Town Hall's flag is flying at half-mast (Image: PA)

Searchers found the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder on Monday, and combed through debris scattered down the 300m-deep ravine in search of the two missing, who are presumed dead.

British man Ruan Crighton, from Brentwood in Essex, was among the passengers killed.

Cllr Moore said in the letter that it was a “tremendous shock” to hear of the incident and that residents in Barnet “feel your sadness and stand by your side”.

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