The Borneo Post

Malaysian climber dies after Nepal mountain rescue


SINGAPORE: A Malaysian climber, rescued in Nepal after two nights in the open on one of the world’s most treacherou­s mountains, died in a Singapore hospital, reports said yesterday.

Chin Wui Kin, 48, succumbed to his injuries Thursday, Singapore media said, after he was airlifted at the weekend from Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, where he was initially treated.

The mountainee­r, a doctor who worked at a hospital in the citystate, had reached the top of the 8,100m (26,500-foot) Annapurna on April 23.

However, he failed to return to the nearest camp, one kilometre below the peak, with the rest of his group, sparking frantic efforts to find him.

His guide had stumbled to the camp and raised the alarm.

A rescue helicopter spotted him waving from the snowy slopes at an elevation of around 7,500m on April 25, said Seven Summit Treks, his expedition organisers. — AFP

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