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Hugh Sheridan Flies To Nepal To Find His Little Brother

UPDATE: Actor's brother who was thought to be among hundreds of Australians missing following devastating earthquake makes contact with his family.

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UPDATE: Zachary Sheridan, the brother of Packed to the Rafters star Hugh Sheridan, has made contact with his family via social media, letting them know that he is safe.

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On Tuesday, Hugh Sheridan told fans he was on his way to Nepal to search for his younger brother. Zachary Sheridan is believed to have been at Mount Everest base camp.

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The actor says once he gets to Nepal, he will be in a crew with a helicopter, a doctor and a satellite phone.

He posted on Instragram, "Stay positive everyone, I feel optimistic that he is alive and stuck.

I'm looking forward to seeing my little brother and getting him out safely.

This was the last picture he sent me, he sure captured her beauty."

On Sunday, Hugh Sheridan made this plea for people to pray for his brother.

Please. Anyone who is awake, please pray for my little brother Zachary who is on Mt Everest, I'd appreciate every prayer you have spare x

The family hadn't heard from 20-year-old Zachary since April 22.

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One Australian is confirmed to have died, 49-year-old Melbourne mother of two, Renu Fotedar.

ABC reports she was trekking with a tour group on Mount Everest, when she was killed by the deadly avalanche following the quake.The official death toll from the earthquake is now above 4,000 and is expected to rise.850 Australians in Nepal have been confirmed safe. Ms Bishop confirmed the Australian government has provided $5 million in aid.
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ABC reports she was trekking with a tour group on Mount Everest, when she was killed by the deadly avalanche following the quake.

The official death toll from the earthquake is now above 4,000 and is expected to rise.

850 Australians in Nepal have been confirmed safe. Ms Bishop confirmed the Australian government has provided $5 million in aid.

Around 300 Australians are believed to still be missing. WA man Blake Penson was camping at Base Camp 2 on Mount Everest.

His parents told ABC he called them after the first quake struck, but they have not heard from him since.
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His parents told ABC he called them after the first quake struck, but they have not heard from him since.

25-year-old Isabel Baudish from Sydney is missing. She is believed to have been trekking in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

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A friend of 37-year-old Sydney woman Toni Louise Perry told Fairfax she was on her way to Everest base camp and was likely to be in the lower hills when the earthquake hit.

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Dozens of Australians thought to be missing have reached out to their families on social media to let them know they are safe. Perth woman Ballantyne Forder was working in an orphanage in Nepal when the earthquake hit.

Her family launched an appeal on social media to find her, and have now confirmed that she is safe.

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If you are concerned for a relative or friend in Nepal, call the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 24-hour consular emergency line on 1300 555 135 within Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 from outside.