10 who lost their way while hiking up Bukit Broga

10 who lost their way while hiking up Bukit Broga
File photo of hikers on a mountain in Malaysia.

SEMENYIH - Ten people who lost their way while hiking up Gunung Tok Wan, Bukit Broga, have been brought to safety.

They went missing for at least 24 hours before they came across an orang asli settlement yesterday morning.

The group was then taken to the fire and rescue control centre in Paradise Valley Resort near the hill where they waited for their families to pick them up.

One of them, Muhd Hariz Shahrizam, 17, had a minor injury on his leg. The rest were unhurt but appeared weak and tired.

The 10 who were lost comprised two groups of climbers. One consisted of six male students from SMK Saujana Impian in Kajang.

The students, who began their hike at about 4am on Saturday, bumped into another group of four men who had also lost their way.

One of the students, Mohd Zafran Mohd Azmir, 16, said: "We were worried when we were lost as it was the first time for me and my brother to go up the hill."

He had gone on the hike with his twin brother Mohd Zakuan.

One of the men from the other group, Izar Azizi Saribon, 20, said they began the hike with six people.

"The other two were tired, so they left but the rest of us decided to push on to Gunung Tok Wan.

"We then met the six students who wanted to follow us to Gunung Tok Wan. We got lost on the way there," he added.

Selangor deputy police chief De­­puty Comm Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar said police got wind of the hikers going missing around Saturday noon.

He noted that Broga was a popular spot and that Gunung Tok Wan was a tougher trail, meant for experienced trekkers.

"It is not difficult to lose your way there."

Semenyih Fire and Rescue station chief Khairul Anuar Yaacob said the rescue team was made up of some 100 personnel from the police, Fire and Rescue Department, Civil Defence Department and Rela.

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