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Indian Tourist Dies from Altitude Sickness at Muktinath, Second Fatality in Two Weeks

March 18, 2024
Indian Tourist Muktinath

An Indian tourist visiting the Muktinath religious site in Mustang district passed away due to altitude sickness on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as 83-year-old B Narayan, a resident of Hyderabad, India.

DSP Bhojraj Pandey confirmed the death, marking the second fatality at Muktinath from altitude sickness within two weeks. Narayan experienced breathing difficulties on Sunday afternoon after returning to his hotel from visiting the temple. Despite being rushed to the district hospital, he could not be saved.

Narayan was part of a group of 41 Indian tourists who had arrived in Mustang on Saturday. He visited Muktinath with his daughter and other relatives. The deceased’s body has been handed over to his family.

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This incident follows the death of another Indian pilgrim, 57-year-old Bhupendra Bhai Patel from Gujarat, who also died from altitude sickness at Muktinath on March 4th.

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