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Nepal: Indian trekker dies of high altitude sickness

A sexagenarian Indian tourist, on a trekking expedition to mountains in Nepal, has died of high altitude sickness in Mustang district in north-west of the country.

world Updated: Mar 08, 2009 12:13 IST

A sexagenarian Indian tourist, on a trekking expedition to mountains in Nepal, has died of high altitude sickness in Mustang district in north-west of the country, media reports in Kathmandu said on Sunday.

The 67-year-old Bhadu Ganu, hailing from Tamil Nadu in India breathed his last in a hospital while undergoing treatment for high altitude sickness, reported Janadisha daily quoting police sources.

Ganu was admitted to the district hospital in Mustang on Thursday after he fell ill while heading towards Jomsom, a famous trekking area in the mountains near China border.

Following his death, seven other Indian trekkers cancelled their expedition and returned to nearby tourist spot of Pokhara.