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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Bus in Mui Ne Beach Ends Up in The Sea

This weekend a tour bus driver for the government-owned Saigontourist company in Mui Ne Beach forgot to put his parking break on, resulting in a mishap that drew crowds from across the beach. The bus, which was parked at Hung Phat Restaurant while passengers were stopped for lunch, rolled down the hill, across the street and through the seafood stalls in central Mui Ne, before ending the adventure partly submerged in the waves below. Fortunately nobody was hurt, although reportedly one woman and one child were on board. Passenger luggage was apparently still on board and appeared to get rather wet.

Saigontourist (Công ty Du lịch Sài Gòn) is a state-owned company head-quartered in Ho Chi Minh City, It owns and manages hotels, restaurants and runs guided tours throughout Vietnam. Saigontourist owns a large number of hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, including the Caravelle Hotel, Rex Hotel, Hotel Continental Saigon, and Hotel Majestic.

Photos used by permission.

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