Buddhist Funerals Honor Sherpas Killed in Everest Avalanche

Image: Funeral for victim of Everest avalanche
A Nepalese Buddhist monk prepares to cremate the body of Ang Kaji Sherpa one of the victims of the Mount Everest avalanche during a ceremony at Syambhu in Kathmandu, Nepal, on April 21.NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPA

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Funerals were held Monday for the Sherpas killed in the Mount Everest avalanche. The single deadliest accident in the history of the world's highest mountain took the lives of at least 13 Sherpas on Friday, leaving the Everest climbing community in a state of shock.

Daughter of Ang Kaji Sherpa, one of the victims of the Mount Everest avalanche, collapses during a cremation ceremony at Syambhu in Kathmandu, Nepal, on April 21.NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPA