March 03, 2024: A tourist from Gujarat India, Bhupendra Bhai Patel, aged 57, passed away due to altitude sickness in Mustang on Monday. As reported by Deputy Superintendent Bhoj Raj Pandey of Mustang Police, Patel fell victim to altitude sickness at Ranipauwa of Baragung Muktichhetra rural municipality-1.

Patel encountered altitude sickness while traveling to Muktinath and was swiftly taken to Jomsom Hospital for treatment by the police. Regrettably, doctors declared Patel deceased at the hospital.

Accompanied by friends and relatives, Patel had embarked on a visit to Muktinath. A team led by Police Inspector Milan BK rescued Patel and conveyed him to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the Muktinath area has been witnessing snowfall since Saturday, disrupting normal life due to the harsh cold.

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