The Non-Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA) has announced on Monday to provide Rs 1 million to each of the 13 Sherpa guides, who succumbed to the deadliest avalanche on Mt. Everest last Friday.
“We express our deepest condolence to the families of the victims. We further announce to provide Rs 1 million relief fund to each of the bereaved family,” said a statement issued by the NRNA today.
In the avalanche, 13 had died, while 3 are still missing with feeble chances of survival. Likewise, nine more were injured.
Meanwhile, the Sherpa guides are considering declaring this season as “Black Everest Year” and giving a rest to the summit of Mt. Everest this year – a demand raised by some environmentalists since long.
All expeditions have been suspended for the next one week owing to the avalanche incident. The Sherpa guides will decide about the “black year” during this week, it is learnt.
On the other hand, the government has appealed to the Sherpa guides to continue with their expeditions.
In a statement released today, the Ministry of Tourism said it is ready to meet all demands raised by the Sherpa guides concerning their physical safety and social security.
However, the government, so far, has not announced any relief program for the families of 13 dead, 3 missing and 9 injured Sherpa guides.