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Sherpas appeal for adequate avalanche compensation from Nepal government

The Sherpas of Nepal have appealed for remuneration

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Kathmandu, Apr 22 (ANI): The Sherpas of Nepal have appealed for remuneration to the families of their colleagues who were killed in one of the fatal disasters that struck in the Khumbu Icefall area above Everest on Friday.
According to the BBC, the Sherpas demanded compensation higher than the 400 dollars offered by the government, as well as higher insurance payments. They have also demanded better measures to ensure speedy rescue and treatment facilities for guides, reports revealed.
The Sherpas are often exposed to greater risks as they make 20-25 round trips carrying necessary equipments and supplies to the camps. Some guides had asked for the mountain to be closed during the popular climbing season that runs through May as a mark of respect for the dead.
Described as the single deadliest accident in modern mountaineering, at least 13 guides were killed and 3 others still missing. The men were trying to fix ropes and crack snow and ice to carve out a route for foreign climbers when the avalanche struck.
The avalanche is apparently the first major disaster of this year on the Everest that is escalated by more than 3000 climbers. An estimation of 250 mountaineers has died on the mountain that is on the border between China and Nepal. (ANI)

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