The accident happened in the Peruvian desert village of Huacachina. The Belgian woman was sandboarding on a steep dune and was unable to stop quickly enough to stop herself colliding with the wall of a hotel. She sustained several fractures.
On Thursday she died of a respiratory condition in hospital in the city of San Pablo where she had been taken after having received treatment in a hospital at Ica. The woman’s father told the paper that his daughter and three friends were on a sandboarding holiday organised by the company Desert Night. He added that the organisers had not adhered to minimal safety rules.
Huacachina is a small village in the Peruvian desert that is popular with tourist on adventure holidays.