Sad news again for Filipino community here as another hiker died today during Ching Ming festival celebration, as a start of a long weekend.
According to South China Morning Post report, a 26 year old Filipina woman who works as a customer service officer in a financing company went hiking with her younger sister and four friends to Tai Mo Shan country park early morning. They started from Lam Kam Road, Tai Po at about 9am. At around 11am noon, when they reached Ng Tung Chai waterfall, her friends heard a loud noise and found she had fallen 15 meters down into the water.
Her friends told that she slipped and lost her footing while trying to take a selfie on top of the waterfall, fell down and suffered head injuries.
A video uploaded on social media showing her body lying among rocks on water, and there’s a voice crying….”Don’t touch her! She’s already dead!”
She was unconscious when taken out of water and airlifted to Tuen Mun hospital by Government Flying Service helicopter, where she was later pronounced dead at 2:30pm
Getting to Ng Tung Chai waterfall requires a steep hike up to Tai Mo Shan, the highest peak of Hong Kong. The route is about 5km and rated Difficult (4 stars) by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).