Four tourists poisoned while vacation in Southeast Asia

Posted on September 18, 2012 • Filed under: Asia, Tourist Food Poisoning

This summer, four young women set off on vacations in Southeast Asia. Here’s what they had in common: they were all from North America; they were all in their 20s; they were all pretty, bright, adventurous. And one more commonality: they are all now dead. Two of these deaths occurred in June in Thailand, two in June in Vietnam. All four women were diagnosed with the symptoms of acute poisoning. And while some explanations have been offered by the authorities, these have been either vague, improbable (see my recent post on the deaths in Thailand) or opaque (see CNN’s Friday story on the deaths in Vietnam). My favorite statement is one from the Thai police that it could be “months before official results are revealed if ever.” (Emphasis mine). Read article

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