Asia Lite | Easter holiday ends with six hikers treated on hot Monday
Tai Mo Shan Photo: Google Maps
Tai Mo Shan Photo: Google Maps

Easter holiday ends with six hikers treated on hot Monday

All the victims are in satisfactory condition and the most seriously injured man broke his left leg

April 18, 2017 3:26 PM (UTC+8)

A 67-year-old man, who was among six hikers given emergency treatment, was recovering after breaking his left leg following a fall during a hike on a hot Easter Monday, with the highest temperature at 31.4 degrees Celsius, local media reported.

At noon, the man surnamed Wong, who was hiking with five friends at Tai Mo Shan in Tsuen Wan, slipped and plummeted two meters down a hillside. He suffered fractures in his left leg and was taken by the Government Flying Services helicopter to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital by government helicopter, Sing Tao Day reported.

At 10am, a 57-year-old man surnamed Ling suffered from chest pain and dizziness during a hike with four friends at Pak Tam Chung in the southern part of the Sai Kung in the New Territories of Hong Kong. The government helicopter airlifted Ling to hospital, am730 reported.

At 1:30pm, a Hong Kong family surnamed Fan sought emergency help at Hung Mui Kuk, Tai Wai, around 30 minutes after setting off from Tin Sum Estate of Sha Tin. The 50-year-old father was said to be dizzy while his 11-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son were unwell due to the heat.

A six-year-old boy surnamed Chan who was walking with his relatives on Wan Chai Gap Road, Hong Kong Island, was treated in hospital for minor injuries on the forehead and back after he bumped against the railings, Oriental Daily reported.

All of those sent to hospital are now in satisfactory condition.

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