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Irish man (40) dies while climbing in Kenya

The incident happened at around 6am local time yesterday.

Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya
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AN IRISH MAN has died after he become ill while climbing in Kenya.

The incident happened at around 6am local time yesterday, when the 40-year-old died after developing “breathing problems” during a stopover while climbing Mount Kenya.

The Kenyan Wildlife Service said that a rescue team responded by evacuating the man to Nanyuki Cottage Hospital, where he arrived in a critical condition and was later pronounced dead.

The service also said the man entered Mount Kenya National Park on 25 January, and offered its condolences to the man’s family.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs was contacted for comment.

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