Tourist dies in Kilimanjaro parachute accident

2019-09-28 22:28
Mountain Kilimanjaro. (iStock)

Mountain Kilimanjaro. (iStock)

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A Canadian tourist died on Saturday while parachuting from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak and Tanzania's top tourist attraction.

Justin Kyllo, 51, was killed after his parachute failed to open, Tanzanian National Parks spokesperson Pascal Shelutete said.

Kyllo had arrived in the country on September 20, he said.

Around 50 000 people climb the nearly 6 000-metre mountain, located near the northeastern frontier with Kenya, every year.

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