While climbing a high rock cliff, widely known as the ‘death cliff,’ in Vietnam’s northern mountainous province of Ha Giang to take photos last week, a British tourist slipped, fell about two meters off the cliff, and had his left leg injured.
Authorities of Meo Vac District in Ha Giang Province, where the cliff is located, on Sunday night confirmed the incident, saying that it happed last Friday afternoon in Pai Lung Commune.
The foreigner suffered profuse bleeding due to his injuries.
Upon receiving reports of the incident, police and medical workers in Pai Lung Commune rushed to the scene to give first aid to the man.
He was later transferred to Hanoi.
The ‘death cliff’ is a dangerous site with many large rocks overlapping each other but they are loose in places.
The rock where tourists often stand to take photos is smooth, so tourists may easily slip.
To ensure safety for tourists, the authorities of Pai Lung Commune and Meo Vac District have repeatedly called on travelers not to take photos on that rock.
They have erected a warning sign and fences.
However, many tourists still want to stand on the rock to take good photos.