Mindef sends helicopter Mt Kinabalu to rescue stranded climbers

Mindef sends helicopter Mt Kinabalu to rescue stranded climbers

PETALING JAYA - An Armed Forces' EC725 Eurocopter has been dispatched to Mount Kinabalu to provide aid for the stranded climbers, said Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

The Defence Minister said the helicopter left at 12.30pm Friday, bringing food and water for climbers stranded on the mountain following rockfalls and landslides after the tremors.

"The plane will head to Gunung Kinabalu (Laban Rata) at 12.30.

"Bringing some food and water for stranded hikers," he tweeted via his Twitter handle @HishammuddinH20.

He added that the ministry and the Armed Forces were ready to assist Sabah in any way.

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