Irish climber dies after Kilimanjaro lightning strike

An Irishman has died after being struck by lightning while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

The man, aged in his early 40s, was leading a group of climbers up the mountain when the incident happened earlier today.

It is believed that the group were just days into the charity climb.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that it is providing consular assistance to the man's family.

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

First transatlantic flights from Cork Airport to US cleared for take-off

Gardaí investigate alleged sex attack at teenage disco

Man's body with gunshot wounds discovered in Dublin park

Brazil bank receives Pat Hickey's €400,000 bail


Today's Stories

DJ: I was dancing to drug gang’s tune

Cork to US flights get green light for takeoff

Taoiseach denies any NY snub by Donald Trump

Families of missing persons plead for more resources for searching

Lifestyle

Top eight foodie gifts for Christmas under €10

How to be a better person in the digital age

Dublin Strolls provides a guide to the rich interiors of the city's architecture

The people behind the gardens

More From The Irish Examiner