British tourist injured trying to take photo on Vietnam's 'Cliff of Death'

The cliff side in Ha Giang province where the tourist fell. —

HA GIANG (Vietnam News/Asia News Network): A British tourist fell from a cliff in Ha Giang Province after trying to climb to the edge to take a photo, local authorities confirmed on Sunday (March 19).

Although the tourist fell just two metres, he suffered heavy bleeding to his left leg. After receiving first aid from the local police and medical staff, the patient was transferred to Hanoi.

The accident took place on Friday afternoon at a tourist attraction spot in Pai Lung Commune, Meo Vac District.

Dubbed the ‘cliff of death', the location has dangerous terrain with an unstable, rocky structure.

Local authorities had set up a danger warning sign and fences blocking the route.

Many tourists still climb to the spot for views and to take photographs, despite it being extremely slippy due to the smooth surface and lack of handrails.

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