Tourist dies of altitude sickness

September 30, 2019 12:12 pm

GORKHA, Sept 30: A foreign tourist died of high altitude sickness in course of trekking to Manaslu mountain in Samagaon of Chumunubri rural municipality-1. The incident took place on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: An Indian pilgrim to the Lake Manasarovar died of altitude sickness.

RASUWA, Aug 15: A youth died while taking a holy dip in Gosainkunda last night.

POKHARA, May 16: Last Thursday, high altitude sickness hit an Italian national Marco Roccufrancufco Morelia and two Nepali guides at Sairbung peak of Mustang. Although the authorities concerned were aware of their plight, a rescue helicopter did not reach to rescue them on time. When the helicopter arrived at the spot next day, Morelia, 68, had already succumbed to the sickness. Although police blamed bad weather for delaying the rescue, specific procedures that delay the rescue cannot be overlooked.

POKHARA, May 11: A 68-year-old Italian trekker has died from high altitude sickness at 6,346 meter Saribung peak. Two guides in the team have fallen sick.