Canadian Tourist Dies in Paragliding Accident on Mount Kilimanjaro
Tanzania: A Canadian tourist has died while paragliding off the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa. As per reports, the passenger’s parachute failed to open.
Certainly, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa. Its height is about 6,000 meters (20,000 feet) above sea level.
Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) officials reported the incident on Sunday.
The translated version of tweet, “Tourist Justin Kyllo (51) a Canadian died after a Parachute accident at Mount Kilimanjaro in Stella Point.”
Mtalii Justin Kyllo (51) raia wa Canada amefariki dunia leo asubuhi baada ya kupata ajali ya Parachuti katika Mlima Kilimanjaro eneo la Stella Point.— Tanzania Parks (@tzparks) September 28, 2019
According to TANAPA Senior Assistant Conservation Commissioner Paschal Shelutete, 51-year-old Justin Kyllo climbed Mount Kilimanjaro on September 20.
“The accident took place on Saturday at around 9 am when the tourist’s parachute failed to open. He climbed the mountain on September 20 and tried to descend it by paragliding,” Shelutete said.
Paschal Shelutete added that he fell to his death after his parachute failed to open.
Meanwhile, authorities say Justin’s family and the Canadian High Commissioner have been notified about his death.
Every year, around 50,000 tourists climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, the popular tourist hotspot in East Africa.
Paragliding on Mount Kilimanjaro is an activity that tourists take an interest in. However, such a paragliding accident is quite rare.
Above all, tourism is a major source of income in Tanzania, generating about $2.5 billion a year.
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