Kilimanjaro climber dies on New Year’s Eve

A Norwegian tourist died climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on New Year’s Eve. Photo: Youtube

Police say a Norwegian tourist has died climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on New Year’s Eve.

The 54-year-old man died on Saturday, December 31, at Simba camp, says Kilimanjaro regional police commander Wilbroad Mutafungwa.

Mutafungwa identified the man as Johan Aclep.

Kilimanjaro claimed three lives in 2016: in July a South African experienced breathing problems and died and in September a Chinese national suffered a pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs) and died.

In 2015, an American who sold all his possessions to take a world tour was killed by a falling boulder.

Approximately 1000 people are evacuated from the Africa’s highest mountain each year.

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