A 63-year old female tourist was found dead in a hotel in Gangtey gewog, Wangdue at around 1:30pm on December 28.

Sources said the female tourist who was suffering from hypertension and diabetes was afflicted by altitude sickness on reaching Phobjikha.

She was from the USA and came to Bhutan few days ago with her niece, husband of the niece and a friend. The deceased had stayed back in the hotel, as she was not feeling well, when her companions went to sight see.

After an examination, doctors confirmed her death as natural. Her body has been handed over to her relatives.