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Deaths, accidents and other mishaps at Bukit Tabur

Deaths, accidents and other mishaps at Bukit Tabur
Search and rescue team found Soleha Abd Rahman unconscious and airlifted her by a helicopter from the Air Unit of the Fire and Rescue Department to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. --BERNAMApix
KUALA LUMPUR: The death of 25-year-old student Soleha Abd Rahman, who fell 60m into a ravine while hiking at Bukit Tabur, has put the focus on the dangers of this particular climb.

She and seven others were said to have started the climb at about 8am when she slipped and fell while they were ascending to check point 11 at a height of about 470 metres above sea level.

The victim died upon arrival at the hospital.

Listed are some of the past cases where a trip to the treacherous Bukit Tabur ended in mishaps:

  • Jan 5, 2014: Noor Asmahani Hashim, 28, suffered injuries to her back, hand and face after she fell about 10m down a ravine at Bukit Tabur

  • Dec 3, 2013: Science teacher Ng Pee Tat, in his 30s, fell to his death after tumbling down a steep slope during his first venture with a friend at Bukit Tabur

  • Sept 28, 2013: Tan Tick Soon, 51, fell 60m down a steep slope and incurred serious injuries. The Fire and Rescue Department took four hours to bring him to safety

  • March 28, 2009: Two doctors were found dead in a ravine near the Klang Gates in Ulu Ampang after a hiking expedition at Bukit Tabur. The two, paediatrician Dr Haliza Mohd Shafie, 53, and paediatric surgeon Dr Amin Tai Abdullah @ Tai Yen Ming, 57, reportedly slipped and fell some 500metres.

  • Oct 15, 2008: A college student fell from a height of about 100m but cheated death as tree branches broke her fall. She suffered a deep gash on her forehead, cracked ribs and a punctured lung.

  • Dec  17, 2012: A 27-year-old engineer survived with minor injuries after falling 100 metres into a ravine during a hiking trip at Bukit Tabur. Chan Wing Sing was found to have sprained his ankle and injured his waist.
  • Dec 19, 2009: Five friends got lost for five hours while climbing Bukit Tabur, Taman Melawati, but was later found safe.

  • Sept 23, 2009: Lim Kok Leong, 51, fell while climbing Bukit Tabur alone but managed to cheat death when a tree branch broke his fall. He was trapped for five hours before being saved.