Firemen rescue 80 visitors trapped at Melaka waterfall by water surge

Photo courtesy of Jasin Fire and Rescue Department.

MELAKA: The Jasin Fire and Rescue Department rescued 80 visitors to the Lama Tiga Budaya waterfall in Asahan on Monday (May 16) after they were trapped by a water surge following a downpour.

Operations commander Mohd Rizuan Suliman said upon receiving an emergency call from one of the visitors at about 1pm Monday, the department despatched four men in a fire engine to the location in 27 minutes.

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"Sixty of the visitors agreed to be taken to safety while another 20 had decided to stay in the waterfall area to continue camping.

"However, firemen and the police advised them to cut short their camping until the situation was really safe,” he said when contacted here.

He said the rescue team helped bring the victims to safety by crossing a shallow part of the river. No one was injured in the incident. - Bernama

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