A British tourist died of heart attack while climbing Mount Muztagata in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, according to the Kashi prefecture government Monday.
Jonathan Matthew Peacock, 39, who was climbing with a party organized by the Xinjiang Kashi Xinlu International Travel Agency, became ill on 7,546-meter mountain on July 13. He was sent back to the base camp and died while receiving medical treatment.
In another development, the body of Republic of Korea (ROK) climber Choi Jang Yong, who disappeared after losing contact with an ROK team on July 11, when it met with difficulties while climbing Mount Muztagata, was found on July 18.
(Xinhua News Agency July 24, 2007)