Friday, April 24, 2009

Another Australian dies on Kokoda Trail

Another Australian has died while walking the Kokoda Trrail in Papua New Guinea, ABC reports.

It is the second death in less than a week.

The Department of Foreign Affairs says a 26-year-old man from New South Wales died on the trail Wednesday.

No other details have been released.

Last Friday, 36-year-old Samantha Killen from Hamilton in Victoria's south-west collapsed and died, a day after setting off from Ower's Corner near Port Moresby.

Around 1,000 people, mostly Australians, are expected to tackle the 96-kilometre mountain trek in the lead up to Anzac Day.

The deaths are sure to cast a shadow over commemorations along the track.


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