Pinay falls to her death after trying to take selfie at Hong Kong waterfall

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Rescuers at the scene (Photo: RTHK)

A 26-year-old Filipino woman fell to her death yesterday (April 5) while trying to take a selfie on a waterfall in Hong Kong, local media reported.

According to the Oriental Daily, the woman was declared dead at 1:31 p.m. at the Tuen Mun hospital, where she was brought by rescuers.

The accident happened at around 11:30 a.m. at the Ng Tung Chai Waterfall in Tai Mo Shan Country Park in Tai Po.

The woman was hiking with her sister and four friends and tried to take a selfie at the waterfall. Witnesses said she lost her footing and fell to the rocks down below.

A helicopter from the Government Flying Service airlifted the victim to the Tuen Mun Hospital, where she was officially declared dead.

The victim was initially identified as a domestic worker but the police later clarified that she worked in a finance company’s call center.

This was the second accident in less that a week’s time involving a Filipino hiker here in HK.

On March 31, a 31-year-old Filipino domestic worker was injured while mountain climbing with her friends in Ma On Shan.

The worker fell down a 20-metre hillside after she lost her grip on a rope she was holding while climbing the hill, according to an officer of the Philippine Consulate General.

Rescuers were able to find the victim and her friends only after midnight the following day, around eight hours after the accident, due to bad weather and the rugged terrain.

The victim was airlifted to the Eastern Hospital, where she stayed in the intensive care unit until April 2 after having injuries in her arms and a wound in her leg.

As of April 4, she was already in a stable condition and was transferred to a regular ward.