The Irrawaddy

Boulder Falls on Car, Kills 6 Pilgrims in Vietnam

An official says a boulder the size of a house has fallen from a mountain in Vietnam, smashing a car and killing six people who were on a religious pilgrimage. Village official Keo Khon says five people including the driver died at the scene on Saturday in southern An Giang Province. Another passenger died while being evacuated and two others remain hospitalized. Khon said on Monday that the eight pilgrims were heading home after visiting mountaintop pagodas when the large boulder broke loose and tumbled toward the road. Local authorities are investigating the incident.—AP