Everest victim's husband says family not seeking government help
The husband of a Toronto woman who died trying to climb Mt. Everest on Saturday says his family is not seeking government help to cover the cost of bringing his wife’s body home.
Shriya Shah, 33, died of exhaustion and altitude sickness on Mt. Everest in Nepal along with three other climbers.
CBC News reported Friday the family was seeking government assistance to cover the costs of repatriating Shah’s body.
The person quoted in that story, Bikram Lamba, described himself as Shah’s godfather.
However, her husband, Bruce Klorfine, contacted CBC News on Friday and said Lamba was a friend of his wife, but he does not speak for the family.
In an email to CBC News, Klorfine said the family will cover the cost of his wife’s repatriation. He said the family plans to have a funeral service in Shah’s birthplace of Kathmandu, Nepal.
Her body will then be cremated and repatriated to Canada. A memorial service will be held for her in Toronto, Klorfine said.
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