At least thirteen foreign tourists were injured yesterday morning (July 13) when a rural tour bus overturned while traveling on the Co Ma mountain pass in the central province of Khanh Hoa.
The coach, carrying 20 foreigners including Belgian, British, US, Israeli and French tourists, along with 10 Vietnamese passengers, was on its way to Nha Trang City from Hue City when the accident occurred.
COMMENT: According to provincial police, three of the injured were taken to Khanh Hoa General Hospital suffering from serious injuries, while the others were treated at Van Ninh District Hospital.
As tour bus accidents continue to mount worldwide, with injuries and fatalities increasing with each passing month, I must urge our readers to strongly consider domestic air transport over less expensive bus travel in the interest of traveler safety.
Another major consideration is that all tourists and travelers strongly consider subscribing to international medical treatment and evacuation coverage, as most hospitals and clinics worldwide may refuse to render medical care unless payment is guaranteed in advance.