Tributes paid to Oxford University student who died after Nepal landslide

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An Oxford University medical student who died following a landslide in Nepal has been described as "the best of people" by a friend.

Charlotte "Lottie" Fullerton suffered a fatal head injury as rocks rained down while trekking in the country's Mustang region on August 10, according to reports.

The keen tennis player, who "excelled both academically and athletically", was reportedly about to start her fourth year at Jesus College.

Friend Polly Lamming wrote in an obituary to be published by the Cherwell student paper: "There is no-one in Jesus who does not love and respect her.

"There is no-one in Oxford's sports world that does not smile when they think of her. There are no medics in our year who do not sing her praises.

"Charlotte Fullerton was the best of people, and will always, always, be remembered as such."

Her brother suffered minor injuries in the landslide and accompanied her to hospital, according to local reports.

A college statement said her "tragic death" had saddened everyone and the medical profession had been "deprived of a great talent".

It read: "She exemplified the very best of our student community. Lottie was caring and compassionate, energetic and enthusiastic.

"She excelled both academically and athletically, and we were looking forward to welcoming her back to College to begin her clinical training.

"We offer our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends."

Miss Fullerton will be honoured with a service at Jesus College chapel, Oxford.

She went to Canford School in Dorset, according to her Facebook page.

Hundreds have died in landslides and floods in Nepal, India and Bangladesh in recent weeks.