(Xinhua) -- A Norwegian tourist died
when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain,
police said Monday.
Wilbroad Mutafungwa, Kilimanjaro
Regional Police Commander, said Johan Aclep, 54, died on
Saturday while trying to climb the mountain located in northern
He said that the man started the journey through Rongai gate
in Rombo District, but haphazardly fell sick and died at the
Simba camp, one of the camps on the way to the summit.
This was the third death of tourists in 2016 on the mountain.
In September last year, a Chinese national died of pulmonary
Oedema while climbing the mountain.
In July 2016, a South African race car driver died while
attempting to scale the mountain after experiencing breathing
Climbing Kilimanjaro is described as one of the most
dangerous things for bold adventurers.
Approximately 1,000 people are evacuated from the mountain,
and 10 deaths are reported every year, mainly caused by altitude
sickness, according to some estimates.