On Saturday (Oct 5) seven Singaporeans and 13 other climbers were rescued from Mount Raung in Indonesia after they were trapped overnight by wildfires.
The hikers became trapped after wildfires broke out in the area around 6pm Indonesia time on Friday, making the paths inaccessible
Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Authority told CNA that a joint search and rescue task force of 25 men was sent to rescue the group on Friday night.
In addition to the seven Singaporean hikers, the group comprised two guides, two porters and two Indonesian climbers, Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) said in a statement.
Before the evacuation began, rescue personnel gave medical assistance to several hikers who had sustained mild burns and abrasions. The hikers were also given breakfast and opportunities to rest, the agency said.
Further medical checks were also conducted after the evacuation was completed.