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Europeans fly home from Nepal earthquake nightmare

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By Euronews
Europeans fly home from Nepal earthquake nightmare

<p>More than 100 British survivors were reunited with loved ones in London early on Thursday, after flying out of Nepal. </p> <p>One dual national has been confirmed dead in Saturday’s earthquake. </p> <p>Amid emotional scenes at London’s Stansted Airport, those who survived the disaster described their experiences.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="fr data-scribe-reduced-action-queue="><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nepal earthquake: Stranded Britons reunited with loved-ones at Stansted airport <a href="http://t.co/K8HWUD7LFx">http://t.co/K8HWUD7LFx</a> <a href="http://t.co/eu1WvtMf6p">pic.twitter.com/eu1WvtMf6p</a></p>— Telegraph News (@TelegraphNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/TelegraphNews/status/593707628506664960">April 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>“We were lucky enough that we were in a building that was stable when it happened and we got to a safe place very quickly, unlike a lot of people,” one young woman told reporters.</p> <p>There were strong emotions, too, for Italians flying into Milan minus two members of a climbing group who had lost their lives in the disaster.</p> <p>“There was an avalanche of rocks,” climber Iolanda Mattevi told journalists, her arms heavily bandaged.</p> <p>“My friend saw a big stone and instinctively took refuge behind it. And he was not injured. But I was hit by a rock head on. In these moments you don’t think. I prayed, I cried. I don’t know.”</p> <p>More than 200 mainly French nationals arrived on a flight to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris early on Thursday, with many thoughts turned towards those left behind.</p> <p>“I feel like I’m going to break down,” said one woman, struggling to hold back the tears. </p> <p>“I have kept going until now. I am especially upset because it’s my 23rd, 24th trip to Nepal and I have a lot of friends there “</p> <p>Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius who was at the airport to meet those returning, confirmed a third French death. </p> <p>Efforts continue to contact more than 260 French nationals still unaccounted for.</p>