Family Of 10 Stranded For 4 Hours By Waterfalls After Sudden Water Surge

The victims were saved by the Kuala Kubu Bharu Fire and Rescue team after four hours.

Cover image via Bernama & @selangor_bomba (Twitter)

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A family of 10, including six children, were trapped at the Sungai Petang Waterfalls near Batang Kali, Selangor, after a water surge yesterday, 28 November

According to Bernama, Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis said the department received an emergency call at 4.36pm yesterday.

The 10 family members, consisting of four boys, two girls, two men, and two women, aged between six and 63, were stranded by the waterfalls for almost four hours.

Norazam said a team of seven firefighters and machinery from the Kuala Kubu Bharu Fire and Rescue Station were rushed to the scene of the incident.

They arrived at 5.07pm and successfully saved all the victims at 8.21pm, Selangor Fire and Rescue Department tweeted.

The victims who came from Sungai Buloh are reported to be in a safe condition with no injuries

The rescue team managed to carry out the rescue operation and save the whole family.

"At that time, the rescue team had to go to the other side of the river, as they were in the process of moving the victims to a safer place," said Norazam via Berita Harian.

"Updates on the rescue work will be informed from time to time," he added last night.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department team in the process of saving the victims at Sungai Petang Waterfalls.

Image via Bernama (Twitter)

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