Taiwanese man dies of altitude sickness in Nepal

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New Delhi, Oct. 6 (CNA) A Taiwanese man has died of altitude sickness in Solukhumbu, Nepal, after a Mount Everest Base Camp tour, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India said Saturday.

The deceased, in his 40s, has been identified as Chenari Chang. He was found dead in his hotel Thursday evening in Kjumbhu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality-4 where he had been staying, according to a Kathmandu Post report.

There was no indication of the altitude at which Chang got sick.

An official with the Taiwan office in India told CNA that local authorities later confirmed after an autopsy that the Taiwanese had died of altitude sickness.

The office has already made contact with his family members to inform them of his death, the official said.

The friend who was traveling with Chang in Nepal will help bring his ashes home to Taiwan after cremation, according to the office, which said it will continue to follow up on the situation and offer any assistance necessary to the family of the deceased.

(By Charles Kang and Ko Lin)
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