A Cork woman who died while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro has been named as Majella Duffy from the town of Rathcormac, around 20 kilometers from the Waterford border.
Ms. Duffy had travelled to Tanzania to raise funds for the Irish Heart Foundation.
It’s understood she became unwell at an altitude of 4,000 metres and died of unknown causes yesterday while being treated by a doctor at the scene.
An investigation is now underway into the cause of her death.
Ms. Duffy’s family members were notified of her passing yesterday afternoon.
The Department of Foreign Affairs will liaise with the family of the deceased in the coming days in relation to the repatriation of the body.