HILLS ARE GREAT PLACES TO BE WHEN THE WEATHER IS FINE.
However, when it rains and there is no shelter, it can get dangerous, especially for children.
HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN
KUALA LUMPUR: Two women were rescued by firemen after they were injured during a hike at Broga Hill, today.
The department received a distress call at 10am regarding the incident and immediately deployed six firemen to rescue the victims.
Selangor Fire and Rescue Department operations assistant director Mohd Sani Harul said the rescue team arrived at the scene 15 minutes after the distress call was received.
“A victim aged 26 sprained her ankle while another victim sustained a broken leg,” he said.
It was learnt the victims were hiking the hill with other friends when they lost control of their steps due to the slippery ground and fell.
Remember the 10 lost on Bukit Broga? Here is the NST video of the incident.
THEY WERE LOST BUT NOW ARE FOUND!
Sunday April 6, 2014 MYT 6:21:28 PM
Missing Bukit Broga hikers found
KUALA LUMPUR: Ten people including six male students of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Saujana Impian, Kajang who were reported missing Saturday while on a recreational exercise at Gunung Tok Wan, Bukit Broga, Semenyih have been found.
Semenyih Fire and Rescue assistant superintendent Khairul Anuar Yaacob said the rescue team managed to locate the group at around 10.30am Sunday.
He said the victims appeared weak and tired; one of the students, Mohd Haris Shahrizam, 17, had hurt his leg and was being treated at Kajang Hospital in Selangor.
“The other nine were brought to the fire and rescue control centre at Paradise Valley Resort near the hill where they await family members to take them home,” he told Bernama when contacted.
Selepas lebih 24 jam sesat, semua remaja termasuk seorang yang cedera di kaki itu menemui sebuah perkampungan Orang Asli dan diselamatkan pihak berkuasa.
Oleh Iskandar Shah Mohamed
10 remaja sesat selamat ditemui
Semenyih: Sepuluh remaja lelaki termasuk enam pelajar sekolah menengah yang sesat ketika mendaki Gunung Tok Wan, Bukit Broga, di sini, semalam berjaya ditemui, kira-kira jam 9 pagi tadi.
Semua mangsa berusia 16 hingga 21 tahun itu dikatakan berjalan kaki menuju ke sebuah perkampungan Orang Asli di Kampung Kachau Dalam sebelum memaklumkannya kepada pihak berkuasa untuk tindakan lanjut.
Mereka yang terdiri daripada dua kumpulan berasingan dikatakan mendaki ke kawasan itu untuk melihat matahari terbit, kira-kira jam 4 pagi.
Namun, mereka dikatakan mahu berpatah balik untuk turun selepas kehilangan petunjuk menuju ke gunung terbabit.
THEY ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE LOST TEN.
Sunday April 6, 2014 MYT 10:25:07 AM
“Until now, they still can’t be traced and the search is still underway,” he said.
Mohd Sani said the 10 people missing on Gunung Tok Wan comprised two groups of climbers.
One group consisted of six male students from SMK Saujana Impian, Kajang.
“We received a call from the victims’ cell phones at 11.55am stating that they were lost. The first fire engine arrived at the scene at about 12.24pm.
“Based on information, the students had stumbled upon another group of four adult male climbers who were also lost, and they were all now waiting together for help to arrive,” he said.
SIX OF THE TEN LOST STUDENTS ARE FROM Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Saujana Impian, Kajang,
My twin cousins lost in Bukit Broga.. Please pray for them
to my schoolmates that went missing at bukit broga, i pray that you’re somewhere secure now, i’m hoping to see u guys at school like always
5 murid pelajar lelaki SMKSI telah dinyatakan hilang di bukit broga tok wan pada pukul 3 pagi tadi . Biar betul pray for them :’/
10 feared lost on Bukit Broga
KUALA LUMPUR: Ten people are feared lost while hiking on Gunung Tok Wan, Bukit Broga here, this morning.
Selangor Fire and Rescue Department operations assistant director, Mohd Sani Harul, said they were reported missing at about 11.54 am.
“On receiving a phone call, the fire brigade rushed to the site and arrived about half an hour later.
“Until now, they still can’t be traced and the search is still underway,” he told Bernama, here today.
@corinneadrienne One of the no. 1 unsaid but understood “code of honour” for filming on location is SAFETY , I am once again… http://fb.me/2VSHSjdY7
@shhrlmhmmd Commercial Shoot on Bukit Broga, Semenyih: Fail! http://wp.me/p1Pwkp-7Ei via @weehingthong
Get the inside story from someone who knew what happened!
Hi, actually the fireman was called by one of a worried parent due to the director who was “too passionate” to stop the shooting. The children (aged between 7 to 15) was given breakfast about 5.15am. Later they were assisted by the crew to climb up hill. Not only the children even the crew them self was surprise to see the 1.7km steep uphill challenging site! They start shooting at about 7.15am. The children were asked to run across thatch (lalang) field uphill about 200m on top of the Broga Hill. This activity continues 12.30pm when it stars to drizzle. The worried parent starts asking the crew to stop their activity because it will be slippery and dangerous once its rain. But the crew said they know what they are doing and they want to continue! At 1.30pm one of the worried parent informed the person in charge (the crew call him the Charlie the bugs bunny) that he is about to call the Police if they don’t stop the shooting. Charlie dares the worried parent, and he said that he is not afraid of any police. At about 1.45pm it started to rain heavily. Mothers who were waiting under a tent downhill starts to cried hysterically. As the crew refuse to stop shooting! The worried parent called 999 and reported the incident at about 2.00pm. Knowing that the parent actually called the police they stop the shooting and starts their journey to come down. Unfortunately at that time the route down is too slippery not to mention its raining cats and dog. Due to panic, knowing the authority is on the way, they slide the children down just like in Sunway Lagoon along the ditch, only this slide is not as smooth, it is on mud, sand and rock! Not to mention if they miss a curve, the children would fell in the deep ravine (gaung)! At about 2.45pm the children starts to come down soaking wet, with cuts and bruises some of them cried and shivering of course. The parents were more furious as they learn that the children were only given some plain water and no food! Imagine running in a open field for about 8 hours without food! When the parents asked Charlie the Bugs Bunny, he said that they did that to avoid the kids to urinate or defecate because the nearest toilet is about 2 km downhill. The Fireman from Semenyih arrived at site about 3.00 pm. Charlie the Bugs Bunny starts to run around carrying balls, doing damage control, talking to the Fireman & police convincing them it is under control. At that time he admitted to the police that he didn’t even inform the authorities or even the nearest police station of their filming activities on the Broga Hill. Actually I am surprise why this cheapskate and incompetent company just get away with this kind of attitude! They arrogantly did not apologize for the incident and didn’t even pay kids even a single cent till now. I think this is the main reason why there is a lot of avoidable tragedy happen in Malaysia. Even with the help of experts like the Fireman it takes more than 5 hours to take every one down. Just imagine if no one alert the authority!
Friday December 20, 2013 MYT 11:38:42 PM
Commercial shoot turns into rain-soaked nightmare for 152 children
PETALING JAYA: A commercial movie shoot atop Broga Hill, Semenyih turned into a rain-soaked nightmare for 192 people, mostly children, when they were trapped for four hours due to a storm.
Fire and Rescue department sources said when rain started pouring at around 3pm Friday, the group tried to descend from the hilltop but found it too dangerous as the steep slopes had become slippery.
“Eleven fire and rescue officers arrived 15 minutes later and began to climb the hill to rescue the 152 children and 40 adults.
“When we got to the top, the children were shivering due to the rain and cold winds for several hours. All children were brought down at around 5pm and the adults at around 7.30pm.
“Moreover the heavy rain made it slippery and visibilty was difficult,” said Semenyih Fire and Rescue station chief Khairul Anuar Yaacob.
20 December 2013| last updated at 11:14PM
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 152 children, teenagers and 40 advertising filming crew were rescued from the summit of Bukit Broga, Semenyih at 7.25 tonight.
They were rescued by Fire and Rescue Department officers after trapped on top of the hill for several hours due to heavy rainfall.
This is Broga Hill on a windy day