|A photo of a cyclist in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. A Canadian tourist has died in Vietnam, the Foreign Affairs department confirmed Saturday. (Shutterstock)
A Canadian tourist has died in Vietnam, the Foreign Affairs department confirmed Saturday.
The department declined to identify the individual. But a spokesman said from Ottawa that Canadian consular officials in Ho Chi Minh City are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information and are providing consular assistance to the family.
However a Vietnamese website reports Cathy Huynh, 26, a Canadian citizen of Vietnamese origin, went into shock on Wednesday and died after suffering cardiac arrest early Thursday morning.
Huynh had taken Karin Joy Bowerman, a 27-year-old American woman, to the Khanh Hoa Province Hospital on July 30 where Bowerman died later that night after suffering from respiratory failure, the Tuoitrenews website reported.
The two women had shared a hotel room in the beachside city of Nha Trang, and food poisoning is suspected in the deaths, it reported.
In June, Audrey and Noemi Belanger, aged 20 and 25, two sisters from eastern Quebec, were found dead in their hotel room on Phi Phi Island in Thailand under mysterious circumstances.
Results from the preliminary autopsies conducted in Thailand did not reveal how they died and said only that no traces of drugs were found in their bodies.
Quebec's coroner conducted a second autopsy, results of which are still unknown.
Thai authorities said there were no signs of violence in the room, but they said there was vomit on the floor and other signs the women were poisoned.