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Fatally Fatigued

Singaporean Tourists Dies While Climbing Baliís Mount Batur

(12/24/2012) A 40-year old Singapore tourist died on Friday, December 21, 2012, while climbing Mount Batur in Bali.

The dead man is Suresh Perumal Ramaswamy who collapsed after walking only 1.5 kilometers from the starting point. The man told his guide he felt unwell and died on the trail a short time later.

Ramaswamy was part of a group of 6 Singaporeans climbing the volcano accompanied by two guides.

The Singaporean’s body was carried down the mountain by Search and Rescue personnel in a heavy rain and then brought to Denpasar’s Sanglah hospital for further examination.

An officer from the Kintamani police precinct said the man apparently died of fatigue, contributed police believe by a history of heart problems.

Thousands of visitors climb Mt. Batur each year in the company of local guides. While the trek can be arduous, no formal mountaineering experience to do the climb that normally starts in the early pre-dawn hours in order to arrive at sunrise at Batur’s caldera.