Everest avalanche victims cremated

A relative of one of the Sherpa's killed in last Friday's avalanche is comforted during Monday's funeral service in Kathmandu. Photo: Reuters
A relative of one of the Sherpa’s killed in last Friday’s avalanche is comforted during Monday’s funeral service in Kathmandu. Photo: Reuters.

KATHMANDU, Nepal–A funeral procession of the six of the thirteen mountaineers who were killed in avalanche at Mt Everest Base Camp was held in the capital Kathmandu, Monday as per the Sherpa custom.
The procession carrying the bodies of the six fallen climbers was taken out from Boudha and marched through the major streets of the Kathmandu.

The bodies of Ang Kaji Sherpa, Neema Sherpa, Furwangdel Sherpa, Furtemba Sherpa, Dorje Khatri and Aasman Tamang were cremated as per Buddhist tradition at Swoyambhu, Teku and Boudha, according to Jering Sherpa.

Some of the Sherpas and their families reportedly seemed aggressive about the government’s decision to offer US$400 as immediate compensation for the funeral, calling it a disrespectful motion.

Thirteen climbers had been killed, six were seriously injured and three other are still missing in deadliest ever Everest avalanche, Friday.

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