Israeli tourist dies on Bolivia’s ‘Road of Death’
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Israeli tourist dies on Bolivia’s ‘Road of Death’

Woman, 28, suffers from altitude sickness during bike ride, dies on way to hospital

The Yungas Road in Bolivia, commonly known as the "Road of Death." (Alex Proimos)
The Yungas Road in Bolivia, commonly known as the "Road of Death." (Alex Proimos)

An Israeli tourist died in Bolivia from altitude sickness.

The 28-year-old was biking on Yungas Road, popularly known as the “Road of Death” due to the prevalence of car accidents, when she began to experience altitude sickness. She died on the way to a hospital in the Bolivian capital of La Paz.

The dangerous Yungas Road is a popular tourist destination for Israelis and other visitors to the country. Since 1999, at least 10 Israelis have died in accidents there.

The Foreign Ministry said that the woman’s body would be brought to Israel by way of Buenos Aires and Madrid.

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