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.