A man has died of altitude sickness at Yanlekharka of Makalu Rural Municipality-2 in the district. The deceased has been identified as Bibek Shrestha of Khandbari Municipality-1.
The incident occurred when Shrestha was on the way to the Makalu Base Camp. He showed symptoms on the way and died on Friday night while asleep at a hotel, said Sushila Karki who accompanied him on the journey.
A team of people had gone to the base camp on September 28. The body of the late Shrestha has been carried by a helicopter to Khandabri, the district headquarters, said Nawaraj Malla, chief of the District Police Office, Sankhuwasabha.
Source: National News Agency Nepal