Singaporean woman dies of altitude sickness in Nepal: Report

She was remembered by her friends. Mr Dennis Quek shared a photo of her on his Facebook page and said he was saddened by her death but consoled that she was doing what she loved most.
She was remembered by her friends. Mr Dennis Quek shared a photo of her on his Facebook page and said he was saddened by her death but consoled that she was doing what she loved most.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/DENNIS QUEK

NEPAL (THE KATHMANDU POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A Singaporean woman died of altitude sickness at Lobuche in Khumjung area of Solukhumbu on Friday (May 26).

The deceased has been identified as 46-year-old Amy Wong Kum Ling.

She had arrived at Lobuche, a small village near the Mount Everest, on Thursday to take part in the Everest Marathon to be held on May 29.

According to the District Police Office, Solukhumbu, she died at her hotel room on Friday morning.

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Preparations are under way to send her body to Kathmandu for postmortem.

Her friend, Mr Dennis Quek, posted a tribute to her on Facebook.

"Amy left us suddenly yesterday morning," he wrote. "She succumbed to AMS at Lobuche, en route to Everest Base Camp. We will miss her dearly. The family is working to bring her home for a farewell service."