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Japanese tourist dies in bike crash in Bolivia

Japanese tourist dies in bike crash in Bolivia

A Japanese tourist died in Bolivia when he rode his bicycle off a cliff on a dangerous mountain path known as the Highway of Death.
Police say that 32-year-old Naomi Kanamura died Tuesday. Police Chief Hernan Rodriguez says Kanamura was moving very fast on a steep, gravelly grade of the road when his bicycle went over the side.
Rodriguez said Thursday that Kanamura received a deep cut in his head.
The narrow, mostly dirt highway east of the capital of La Paz draws thousands of thrill-seeking mountain bikers from around the world. The route drops 11,800 feet (3,600 meters) over 40 miles (65 kilometers). More than a dozen cyclists have died on the road in the past decade.

Updated : 2022-05-24 08:18 GMT+08:00