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    Three British tourists found dead near Vietnam waterfall

    Three British tourists found dead near Vietnam waterfall

    HANOI, Feb 27 — Vietnamese police yesterday found the bodies of three British tourists near tiered waterfalls in the country's central highlands, an area popular with adventure travellers.
    The trio, a man and two women, were found amid rocks and pools of water near the falls outside of Dalat, a mountainous city that draws tourists with its crystal lakes and scenic landscape.
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    It remains unclear exactly how the three holidaymakers died, but it has been claimed that they were not with an official guide and did not use proper safety equipment.
    Vo Anh Tan, deputy director of the Lam Dong joint stock tourist company which 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 and apparently did not pay for entrance tickets and did not use the company's safety equipment.
    He said the guide was detained by police for questioning.
    The bodies were recovered downstream from the waterfall.
    Police believe the tourists might have slipped when exploring the area, according to local news reports.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/british-tourists-killed-at-vietnam-waterfall-named-as-isobel-squire-and-beth-anderson-a6899491.html


    The Datanla waterfalls

    The first article I read said they had life jackets on and somehow got swept over the precipice of the falls.
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    RIP to all and sorry to their families.....but what were these people visiting in Vietnam?.....burned out landing craft?....just saying or is it too soon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melisscious View Post
    Three British tourists found dead near Vietnam waterfall

    HANOI, Feb 27 — Vietnamese police yesterday found the bodies of three British tourists near tiered waterfalls in the country's central highlands, an area popular with adventure travellers.
    The trio, a man and two women, were found amid rocks and pools of water near the falls outside of Dalat, a mountainous city that draws tourists with its crystal lakes and scenic landscape.
    - See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/wo....wMAEaUfF.dpuf

    *Warning* - You can see a foot


    Quote Originally Posted by Melisscious View Post
    It remains unclear exactly how the three holidaymakers died, but it has been claimed that they were not with an official guide and did not use proper safety equipment.
    Vo Anh Tan, deputy director of the Lam Dong joint stock tourist company which 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 and apparently did not pay for entrance tickets and did not use the company's safety equipment.
    He said the guide was detained by police for questioning.
    The bodies were recovered downstream from the waterfall.
    Police believe the tourists might have slipped when exploring the area, according to local news reports.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/british-tourists-killed-at-vietnam-waterfall-named-as-isobel-squire-and-beth-anderson-a6899491.html


    The Datanla waterfalls
    Quote Originally Posted by Melisscious View Post
    The first article I read said they had life jackets on and somehow got swept over the precipice of the falls.
    Please combine these posts ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcafgr View Post
    RIP to all and sorry to their families.....but what were these people visiting in Vietnam?.....burned out landing craft?....just saying or is it too soon?
    My thoughts exactly Mcafgr. Not my first choice to vacation.

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    I watched a documentary about two sisters from Canada traveling in Vietnam who died in their hotel rooms probably due to DEET poisoning for bed bug infestations. Apparently quite a few visitors travel there now.
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    It's definitely a fairly popular travel destination. The history is probably part of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicbettie View Post
    It's definitely a fairly popular travel destination. The history is probably part of it.
    Yes, this has been a popular travel destination as of late. And I agree that the history has been part of the draw.

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