Cruise Ship Catches Fire in Tourist Hotspot Halong Bay

StoryfulPublished: May 30, 20173 views
Published: May 30, 2017

A cruise ship moored at Vietnam’s famous Halong Bay caught fire on Tuesday, January 10.

Rescuers saved 21 people from the boat, which had docked overnight amidst the northern Vietnamese bay’s famous limestone pillars. There were 14 foreign tourists aboard, according to <a href="http://news.zing.vn/cuu-21-nguoi-khoi-chiec-tau-chay-tren-vinh-ha-long-post712479.html" target="_blank">local media</a>.

Halong Bay is a <span class="caps">UNESCO</span> World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam.

British tourist Tariq El Tayara captured this footage of the incident.

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