Trail to Kilimanjaro Closed in Wake of Fatal Rock Fall That Killed 3

Authorities have closed a trail to Kilimanjaro After three Americans were killed in a rock slide.

A sudden change in weather at Kibo peak dislodged the rocks, Tanzania National Parks head Gerald Digurube said. He said five foreigners were seriously injured and were taken to Kilimanjaro Medical Center for treatment.
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Rock Slide Kills Mount Kilimanjaro Climbers
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Mount Kilimanjaro death route closed
January 11, 2005

Colorado Hiker Dies On African Peak
TheDenverChannel.com – Denver,CO,USA
A rock slide on Africa’s highest peak Wednesday claimed three lives, including 27-year-old Kristian Ferguson, of Longmont, Colo. …

Mass. General Treating Injured Kilimanjaro Hiker

Boston Channel.com – MA, USA
Cunha, of Jefferson, NH, was struck in the left shoulder. He survived, and will undergo surgery Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital. …

Adventurer died while afoot
Denver Post – Denver,CO,USA
… The accounts by Nebgen and Scott Sammis differ from the official version given by Tanzanian officials, who said the climbers were sleeping in tents. …

Melrose Woman Killed On Mount Kilimanjaro
CBS4Boston – Boston,USA
… The women were staying at a camp site part way up the mountain’s treacherous “Western Breach.” Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain. …

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