Thursday, January 5, 2012


Now did I get your attention. Its flooding in Kuching and damnit the crocodiles in 17th mile have escaped! So don't play or even go near the flooded waters!

Two missing – student and would-be rescuer swept away in storm drain *latest!

Posted on January 5, 2012, Thursday

Image from file - FB

KUCHING: A Form 6 girl and a petrol station worker are missing after being swept away by rushing waters in a storm drain at Jalan Rock around 7am today.

Image from file - FB

Image from file - FB

Witnesses said the student was on her way to school in rainy conditions, when she suddenly slipped and fell into the drain.

A fireman, who had stopped at the petrol station due to flooding around the city, was informed of the incident by the station’s cashier and entered the rushing waters in an attempt to save her.

He apparently managed to grab hold of her hair but was unable to hold on as the girl was quickly swept into the underground drainage system.

When the fireman climbed out of the drain he was informed that petrol station worker Herman Finas had earlier jumped in after the girl.

However, there was no sign of him.

Herman, 28, who is from Lundu, only started working at the petrol station recently.

His elder sister, who also works at the station, said she was not surprised her brother had risked his own life to rescue the girl.

He apparently does not know how to swim.

KUCHING: Continuous downpour over the last 12 hours coupled with the king tide phenomena has led to heavy flooding in various parts of the city here, and leaving two people missing.
The affected areas include Batu Kawah, Batu Lintang, Sungai Maong, Iris Garden and Satok. Many roads are impassable to small vehicles.
At the flyover from the Kuching international airport, motorists reported that all four lanes heading towards the city are jammed.
In Batu Lintang, two persons reported missing due to the floods have been identified as Form Six student Kho Yong Qi and petrol station cashier Herman Sihas, 29.

Two men using tyre tubes in Kampung Sinar Budi, Batu Kawah to make their way in the floods that hit Kuching on Thursday morning.
It is learnt that Kho fell into a drain in front of the petrol station after she left her mother's car which had stalled.
Herman and a Fire and Rescue Department staff, Talib Awi, who happened to be at the station, saw the girl struggling in the water and went to help.
Talib had grabbed her by the hair while Herman leapt into the drain.
Talib held on for about three minutes until a strong current dragged the girl and Herman away.
A large scale search and rescue operation is now being carried out.
A state flood operations room spokesman said they have also received reports of floods in the residential areas of Dewa Wira and Stapok.
"Several residents have moved out of their homes," he added.
More to come.

See. Even the highway got affected. :(

People & cars swept away at demolished Batu Lintang Old Government Quarters area.

Skies are crying. :(

Road turned river. I don't even recognize where the heck is this anymore. :(

It's only the beginning of 2012. I hope everyone's safe and sound.

Take care :) xxx


  1. omg the first pic! i'll be shitting my pants if i see a croc on my doorstep!

  2. LOL IKR! I'll sure freak out too omg -.-