MEN RISK DROWNING TO SAVE CAT
6 workers were seeking shelter in storm tunnel during heavy rain
SEVERAL workers of a landscaping company were trapped in a storm tunnel here on Saturday during a downpour. They also risked drowning to save another soul in the same predicament — a cat.
When Fire and Rescue Department personnel arrived to save the six Indonesian men, they were surprised to find a wet feline among the group.
The men were cutting grass at Km10 of the South Klang Valley Expressway when a rainstorm forced them to take shelter in the storm tunnel.
But, the water level rose rapidly, and the group soon found themselves almost fully submerged in water.
As they waited for the storm to subside, they noticed a cat being swept away by the strong current. Despite it being dangerous, they reached out and grabbed the feline, which clung to one of the men until help arrived.
“We received a distress call at 3.46pm, and despatched a team of eight firemen from the Cyberjaya Fire Station to rescue the victims.
“The team lowered life jackets to the victims and used a rope and ladder to help them out.
“One of them was holding a cat, which they saved during the incident,” said Selangor Fire and Rescue Department operations centre officer Mohd Hissam Sidik.
Some of the men trapped in the storm tunnel at Km10 of the South Klang Valley Expressway on Saturday. (Left) One of the men holding a cat that they saved.