13 dead in Everest avalanche

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp (File Photo)

Thirteen mountaineering staff lost their lives in one of the deadliest avalanches at Mt Everest on April 18.

Three other are still missing, while six others are injured. The injured are receiving treatment at different hospitals in Kathmandu.

Ten of the deceased are from Solukhumbu, two from Sankhuwasabha, and one from Taplejung.

The deceased are Dorjee Khatri of Lelep in Taplejung, Mingma Nuru Sherpa of Namche-4 in Solukhumbu, Dorji Sherpa of Namche-9 in Solukhumbu, Ang Tshirig Sherpa of Namche-7, Nima Sherpa of Namche-9, Phurba Ongyal Sherpa of Khumjung-7, Lakpa Tenjing Sherpa of Khumjung-2, Chhiring Ongchu Sherpa of Khumjung-2, Then Dorjee Sherpa of Khumjung-7, Phur Temba Sherpa of Yamphudin-9 in Sankhuwasbha, Ang Kaji Sherpa of Makalu-9 I Sankhuwasabha, Pasang Karma Sherpa of Jubing-5 and Asmang Tamang of Sotang-9 in Solukhumbu lost lives in the tragic incident.

An avalanche at 5800 meters, below Camp I, had swept away mountaineering workers of different expeditions at 6:30 am on April 18.

Meanwhile, the government has decided to provide compensation of Rs 40,000 each to next to kin of the deceased for final rites. Similarly, Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) each have decided to provide Rs 50,000 to next to kin of the deceased and Rs 35,000 to the inured. Expedition Operators Association Nepal is giving Rs 25,000 to next to kin of the deceased and Rs 15,000 to the inured.

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