Hanoi firm's tourism license revoked after China accident

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Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has revoked a Hanoi company's tourism license after a customer of the company died in a traffic accident in China early this month.

Vu The Binh, head of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, on Friday said the Hanoi Investment and Construction No.1 Joint Stock Company, which also provides tour operator services, was not allowed to offer tours starting March 11.

On March 6, the company organized a tour of Vietnamese to visit China but its driver fell asleep on the expressway between Kueilin and Nanning. One customer was killed when the bus plunged to a hole along the road. Twelve others were wounded, two of them severely.

Before that, a Vietnamese tourist was killed and nine others injured on a Bangkok tour co-organized with Vietnam's Neo Duong Viet (Vietnamese Road). The Thai driver of the bus fell asleep at the wheel and it crashed into a ditch on the side of the road.

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