KATHMANDU - An Israeli and two Europeans died trekking in the Himalayas on Thursday, Nepal police said, adding to a spiralling toll in one of the worst recent years for the world’s highest mountain range. The 25-year-old Israeli man fell from a bridge while in separate incidents a German woman, 53, developed altitude sickness and an Austrian man, 62, had a heart attack, Mustang district sub-inspector Juddha Khatri told AFP. The deaths pushed the number of climber fatalities in the Himalayas to 30 so far this year, already more than the final total for every year since 2006, when 33 died. “Eran Cohen fell off a wooden bridge into the Kali Gandaki river. He was recovered after being carried three kilometres (two miles) by the river,” Khatri said, adding the Israeli, who was trekking alone, was dead when he was found. Khatri said German trekker Elke Heinig, who was in a group of 13, developed altitude sickness at 5,100 metres and Austrian trekker Joseph John was declared dead after suffering a heart attack in Mustang. They follow the death on Friday of Cambodian Pisith Lim, 29, who was at the start of a 17-day trek taking in Mount Everest’s base camp when he died of suspected altitude sickness. Autumn is the peak trekking season in the Nepalese Himalayas, which have eight of the world’s 14 highest mountains, including Everest. Eleven people were killed in an avalanche on Mount Manaslu, the world’s eighth-highest peak in northwest Nepal in September.