Monday 5 December 2016

Three British tourists die climbing waterfalls in Vietnam

Published 26/02/2016 | 10:46

Three Britons have died in Vietnam
Three Britons have died in Vietnam

Three British tourists have died while climbing waterfalls in central Vietnam and their guide is being questioned by police, officials and state media reported.

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It was not immediately known how they died in the accident in Lam Dong province.

Vo Anh Tan, deputy director of the Lam Dong joint stock tourist company that manages the Datanla waterfalls, said visitors usually start at the top of the tiered waterfall, which is popular among Western tourists.

Mr Tan said an unauthorised local private tour operator arranged the tour for the tourists and apparently did not pay for entrance tickets and did not use the company's safety gear.

He said the guide has been detained by police for questioning.

The state-run Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper said the bodies of two women and a man who were British were recovered.

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