Third frozen body found on Mexico's Pico de Orizaba

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image captionThe Pico de Orizaba lies 5,636m above sea level

Mountaineers have discovered the mummified body of a young man on Mexico's highest mountain, the Pico de Orizaba.

A local official said the man appeared to be about 25 years old and had been dead for 15 years.

He had been wearing normal clothing and could have been a passenger on a plane which crashed into the mountain in the 1990s.

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

Two others - found buried elsewhere - were apparently climbers lost in a 1959 avalanche.

It is thought the bodies are re-emerging as glaciers and the ice pack on the mountain retreat.

The latest body has not been identified yet.

He was wearing a white shirt, trousers and a grey sweater. His shoes were not found, which indicates he was not dressed for cold mountain terrain.

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