Third mummified body found on Mexico's highest mountain

Third mummified body found Mexico mountain

The mummified body of a young man has been found on Mexico's highest mountain, the Pico de Orizaba.

The man was thought to be around 25 years when he died, and could have been on the mountain for 20 years.

According to the BBC, he had been wearing normal clothing and was not dressed for mountaineering, indicating he may been a passenger on plane that crashed into the mountain in the 1990s.

Third Mexico Mountain Mummy Found

It's the third body to be found on the mountain in as many months.

Two other bodies were discovered at a different site on the mountain, and were thought to climbers lost in a 1959 avalanche.

It's thought the bodies are emerging as glaciers and the ice pack on the mountain retreat.

According to the Mirror, a spokesman for Chalchicomula de Sesma, the nearest town, confirmed the body was brought down from the mountain on Thursday.

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