PNG: Australian dies on Kokoda Observe

An Australian man has died whereas mountaineering on the Kokoda Observe in Papua New Guinea.

The Division of International Affairs and Commerce (DFAT) confirmed the person’s demise, however may present few particulars instantly.

“The Division of International Affairs and Commerce is offering consular help to the household of an Australian man who died in Papua New Guinea,” a spokesman mentioned.

“We ship our deepest condolences to the household.”

The 48-year-old fainted on the monitor on Sunday earlier than his strolling group gave him CPR in an try to avoid wasting his life, in keeping with the ABC.

He was later pronounced lifeless at Port Moresby’s Pacific Worldwide Hospital.

The Kokoda Observe was the placement of an intense battle between Japanese and Australian forces in 1942.

April is without doubt one of the busiest durations on the monitor as hundreds stroll within the footsteps of Australian troopers within the lead as much as Anzac Day.

The full monitor runs over 96km by means of the Owen Stanley Vary and is mostly accomplished in 4 to 12 days.

It is described because the “final problem” in keeping with tour firm Australian Kokoda Excursions.

“The terrain will be troublesome and the climate on the monitor is unpredictable and it’s a must to be prepared for something,” he mentioned.

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