Three Britons found dead near Vietnam waterfall

Three Britons found dead near Vietnam waterfall

HANOI — Vietnamese police on Friday found the bodies of three British tourists near a waterfall in the country's central highlands, an area popular with adventure travellers.

Vietnamese rescuers remove the bodies of three British tourists from a waterfall on the outskirts of the highland town of Dalat. (AFP Photo)

The trio, a man and two women, were found outside of Dalat, a mountainous city that draws tourists with its crystal lakes and steep waterfalls.

It was not immediately clear how they died.

"We are working on the reasons for their deaths," Dalat city's deputy police chief Bui Duc Ro told AFP.

State-run media said the two women were aged 25 and 19 and had entered Vietnam at the start of the month, but the police officer could not confirm their identities.

Emergency workers reportedly climbed down a steep slope near the waterfall to recover the bodies, which were found wearing life jackets.

Visitors can rappel down the 20-metre waterfall as well as luge around the site.

In 2013 British scientist Jamie Taggart disappeared in Vietnam's Sa Pa jungle and was never found despite search efforts by local authorities.

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