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by shaun ho
KUALA LUMPUR: The infamous Bukit Tabur in Ulu Kelang here claimed its latest victim yesterday, this time when a science teacher at a private school fell from the mountain to his death.
Ng Pee Tat (pic), 32, died from severe injuries after he fell several metres down a steep slope at 8pm on Tuesday.
This was the first time Ng and his colleague, 29-year-old David Spencer, had hiked up Bukit Tabur.
Spencer, a music teacher at the school in Setia Alam, said they began their hike at 6pm and made it past Station 9 of the route when they realised they had strayed off course in the darkness.
“As we were climbing down, we saw a rope and used it.
“It was very slippery with nothing else to hold on to.
According to Spencer, Ng grabbed a thin tree to hold himself up but it broke just as Spencer reached out to him, sending Ng plunging to his death.
“One of the rescuers told me that he fell 18m,” Spencer said.
Unable to locate his friend, Spencer climbed back up the slope and hiked down to a residential area at the foot of the hill where he sought help from a resident.
Ng’s mud-covered body, clad in a dark T-shirt and shorts, was finally recovered by rescue personnel at about 1.30am.
Previous fatalities at Bukit Tabur were reported in 2000, 2004 and in March 2009, involving two medical specialists who were both experienced trekkers.
Mum advised him against climb
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