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NHUCCHE MAN DANGOL
Five of the fourteen killed in Tuesday's air crash were Nepalis:

Pemba Sherpa: He had been running a shop in Namche Bajar, while his wife and two children live in Jorpati, Kathmandu. He was excited about getting to fly to Lukla since his shop had been closed for the last month and a half. He used to purchase merchandise from Thamel and Boudha. While he had already transported some goods to Lukla he had eight more containers of goods to take. Pemba's relatives received his remains on Wednesday and performed the last rites at Teku. His wife was unconscious throughout.

Prakash Amgai: Hailing from Bungkot of Gorkha district, Prakash was out to guide four American trekkers to Everest base camp for two weeks. He stayed at a rented home in Naya Bajar. Before he took off, he had told his bother Nanda Lal to take his wife and two kids to the temple to tie on holy threads. The news of the crash reached them as they returned from the temple. Nanda Lal went to Teaching Hospital to collect his brother's remains.

Temba Norbu Sherpa: After waiting at the airport for six mornings, 29-year-old Temba finally got to catch a flight on the seventh day. The seven Japanese tourists he was assisting had tickets for a different flight and stayed back in Kathmandu. Temba lived in Hattigauda with his wife Lakpa Kipa and three kids. He used to carry tents, ropes and food supplies beyond base camp but this time he had been given the responsibility of managing hotels, porters and supplies.

Ishwor Risal: A resident of Dhading, Ishwor was bound to Lukla for a 15-day trip with Jeremy Taylor from Ireland. He had plans to return and treat his father, who is suffering from typhoid. Ishwor intended to improve his village school with help from foreigners. His 22-year-old wife heard the news of the crash as their two children were tying holy threads on their wrists. His sister and younger brother lost consciousness upon hearing the news. The last rites were performed by relatives.

Ashwari Khaling Rai: Twenty-three year old Ashwari had left her child in her parent's care in Solukhumbu and come to Kathmandu for work five months ago. She had been jobless for three weeks after quitting her work at a Sherpa's home in Kapan. When her parents called her to help in farming, she was happy to go back and be reunited with her son. Her relatives reached Teaching Hospital only late Wednesday and had nothing but some clothes belonging to Ashwari to take home.

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