Australian succumbs to altitude sickness in Solukhumbu

BIRATNAGAR: An Australian national, who was lodging at a hotel in Pheruche, Khumjung-7 of Solukhumbu district, died of altitude sickness today.

Johnes Mauphepaul (49) was staying at the local Madan Earth Hotel, the Biratnagar-based Eastern Regional Police Office in Biratnagar quoted the Lukla Area Police Office as saying.

His body has been kept at Pasang Lhamu Hospital in Lukla, police said.