South Korean dies during adventure tour in Vietnam

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-24 12:44:39|Editor: Li Xia
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HANOI, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's central highlands Lam Dong province has suspended all adventure tour activities at the Datanla Waterfalls in Da Lat city following the death of a South Korean tourist on Saturday, local media reported on Monday.

The provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism decided to suspend the activities to investigate the tragedy and review the procedures and safety of adventure tours at the waterfalls, daily newspaper Vietnam News reported.

The 23-year-old South Korean man named Jang Won Seok died during an adventure game on the waterfalls. He was in a group of 11 foreign tourists, including three South Koreans, two Canadians, four Belgians and two Britons.

The local tour provider said all the 11 tourists had been trained in safety techniques before the game. The first six tourists had crossed the obstacle safely before Jang's incident. He reportedly used an incorrect technique when jumping into the water, leading to his death.

Previously, an accident in 2016 during a tour at the same waterfalls ended with the deaths of three British tourists. After the accident, only 10 tour companies were licensed to operate adventure tours in the province.