Another Tourist died while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. This comes barely seven weeks after a South African race car driver, Gugu Zulu, died while attempting to climb the mountain after experiencing breathing problems.
Zulu was part of a group of people, including his wife, Letshego Zulu, who were part of the Trek4Mandela expedition.
A Chinese national, identified as Zhu Yush (27), died on Wednesday at Kijiweni Kabamba in Moshi district while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzanian police have confirmed.
Kilimanjaro Regional Police Commander (RPC), Mr Willbrod Mutafungwa said the late Yush arrived in the country on September 3, 2016 via the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) with intention to climb Africa’s highest mountain.
According to the Regional Police Commander, preliminary investigations into the death of the late Yush, who held passport number E43941406, show that his death was due to altitude sickness.
Mr Mutafungwa further demonstrated that the body of the deceased has been preserved at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), where a postmortem will be conducted as procedures to transport the body are underway.