Our natural instinct nowadays, when we see something interesting or beautiful, is to catch it on camera. It’s not a bad thing. After all, our memories may fade so it’s good to have a physical or digital copy of it. However, sometimes, in pursuit of beauty, we forget about our surroundings.
This lady was in the midst of capturing some amazing scenery when disaster struck. She was at Tasik Biru (Blue Lake) in Kangkar Pulai, Johor and marvelling at the view. Unfortunately, as she was capturing the scenery, she accidently slipped and fell to her death yesterday (13th April).
The Operations Commander, Senior Fire Officer II Suraini Adnan stated they had received a report about the incident at 3:06pm yesterday. “Upon arriving at the location, we found that a woman of Indian descent had fallen from the sides of the lake from a height of roughly 25 meters,” he told Kosmo!. Additionally, her body had been discovered around a stream near the lank bank.
They identified the victim as a woman named V. Aruna, aged 25. They also confirmed she had passed away at the scene. The officer added her body has been handed over to the police for further action. Many netizens left condolences about the news, which had been spread via Twitter.
However, some also took the opportunity to add their two cents about the matter. A few pointed out that the area has been closed for sometime and entering it would be considered trespassing. Another agreed saying, “This is why they don’t let (people) go here anymore.” Others also stated they should keep the place closed. As one pointed out, “This isn’t the first time a case like this happened here.”
If you’re ever in the midst of capturing something on your phone or camera, make sure you’re still aware of your surroundings. After all, as beautiful or strange as things are, the footage isn’t worth your life. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victim and her family.
Sources: Lobak Merah, Kosmo!, Twitter
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