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Malaysian Climber Dies after Nepal Mountain Rescue

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Fri, 03 May 2019 14:28 GMT

A Malaysian climber rescued in Nepal after two nights in the open on one of the world's most treacherous mountains has died in a Singapore hospital, according to reports on May 3rd. 

Chin Wui Kin, 48, succumbed to his injuries on May 2nd, Singapore media said, after he was airlifted at the weekend from Nepal's capital Kathmandu where he was initially treated, AFP has reported.

The mountaineer, a doctor who worked at a hospital in the city-state, reached the top of the 8,100-metre (26,500-foot) Annapurna on April 23rd. 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 managed to reach the camp and raised the alarm.

A rescue helicopter spotted Chin waving from the snowy slopes at an elevation of around 7,500 metres on April 25th, Seven Summit Treks, his expedition organisers, said. Four experienced Sherpas were then dropped at another camp at 6,500 metres and after four hours of searching and climbing found him in a semi-conscious state.


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