British tourist crushed by boulder taking selfie at Vietnam’s ‘cliff of death’
A British tourist had his leg crushed by a boulder as he took a selfie before falling at Vietnam’s so-called “Cliff of Death”.
The man reportedly clambered up the rock face and onto a prohibited section of the scenic viewpoint in Xeo Sa Lung village, Pai Lung commune, Meo Vac district on March 17.
While taking a selfie in front of the sheer drop which offers panoramic views of the popular Ma Pi Leng Pass, he was struck by a rock from above, causing him to fall 2 metres and injure his left leg.
First responders used bandages and splints to stop the heavy bleeding before transporting him to hospital in the capital city, Hanoi.
Hospital officials said he was in “fairly serious condition”, with his left leg crushed in parts and his calf torn.
There are no railings but warnings are in place in a bid to ward off entry to the Cliff of Death due to it being under a stack of large boulders.
But tourists regularly defy the warnings to take selfies above the clouds of the rocky mountains and Nho Que River down below.
No safety rails can be found in the area covered by large boulders, with the rock formation overlooking a spectacular view and attracting bold tourists.
Another person in January 2021 fell from same spot landing in a crevice while taking photos of the view.
Their name and age, like the Brit tourist who fell on Friday, has been withheld by authorities.