3 Brits die during waterfall tour in central Vietnam: police

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A fire and rescue truck arrives at the Datanla Falls in Da Lat February 26 to help recover the bodies of three foreigners. Photo: Lam Vien A fire and rescue truck arrives at the Datanla Falls in Da Lat February 26 to help recover the bodies of three foreigners. Photo: Lam Vien

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Authorities in Da Lat have confirmed that three foreign tourists died on Friday afternoon while taking part in an adventure tour at the Datanla Falls in the highland resort town.
Nguyen Van Yen, vice chairman of Lam Dong Province, said the victims were one man and two women. Their names and nationalities have not been revealed.
Police have recovered two of the bodies from an abyss in the downstream area of the waterfall. 
Their Vietnamese tour guide, who reported the incident, is safe. 
Do Ngoc Long, driver of a local travel firm booked by the tourists, said he drove them to the site at 11:30 a.m. and learned about the accident at 1 p.m.

Police are investigating the case.

UPDATE: 

4:00 p.m.: Police said all the victims were from the UK. They have found the bodies of the man and one of the women, who were wearing life vests.
Bui Duc Ro, Da Lat’s deputy chief police officer, said the victims might have slipped into the waterfall when exploring the area.
In September 2011, an Indonesian tourist died here when an old tree fell onto him. Six tourists from Indonesia and Australia sitting nearby suffered from heavy injuries.

4:40 p.m.: The last body was recovered. Rescue workers began to leave the site. 
7 p.m.: The two female victims were identified as Anderson Beth Gisele, 25, and Isobel Mackensie, 19, while the male victim was identified only as Sloan, according to Tuoi Tre newspaper.

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