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Dad dies trying to save daughter

JOHOR BARU: A 47-year-old Singaporean man died trying to save his daughter who slipped from the edge of a waterfall in Kulai, about 50km from here.

David Cho Kah Loong died on the spot after plunging 20m off the Gunung Pulai waterfall, said Kulai Fire and Rescue Department chief Mohd Zainuddin Khairi.

He said Cho together with his wife Chua Soon Hoon, 46, and seven-year old daughter Rachael Cho Che Xin were picnicking at the popular waterfall.

With them were friends Chua Mei Chin, 47, and a seven-year-old girl named Elizabeth Choo Rong Lee, who was also injured.

Mohd Zainuddin said Cho and his wife were attempting to save Rachael who had slipped. He said Rachael suffered injuries from the fall but did not comment on her condition.

“We received a call at around 12.55pm and deployed a fire engine with five personnel and they arrived at the scene after a few minutes,’’ said Mohd Zainuddin.

The body has been sent to Kulai Hospital for post mortem.-thestar

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