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Bulgarian climber dies of injuries sustained on Mount Olympus trail

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A 25-year-old Bulgarian climber who was badly hurt while scaling Mount Olympus on Monday died of his injuries on Tuesday, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) reported.

The man was injured and trapped on a trail in the area of Kofto at an altitude of 2,300 meters. He was rescued by fellow climbers who transferred him to the Zolota refuge and from there he was airlifted to the AHEPA hospital in Thessaloniki.

Speaking to ANA-MPA, the hospital’s executive director Tasos Spanos said doctors had informed the Bulgarian consulate and the body would be sent to the forensic department for an autopsy.

A second climber, an American national, was also hospitalized after suffering injuries on the same day. 

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