How two paragliders from Singapore and Belgium saved a family during the Palu quake

Belgian paraglider Francois de Neuville (left) with the young girl he and Singaporean paraglider Ng Kok Choong (right) rescued at Mercure Hotel in Palu, Indonesia.
Belgian paraglider Francois de Neuville (left) with the young girl he and Singaporean paraglider Ng Kok Choong (right) rescued at Mercure Hotel in Palu, Indonesia.PHOTOS: NG KOK CHOONG

JAKARTA - For two hours, Mr Ng Kok Choong crouched in the darkness of a half-collapsed hotel comforting an Indonesian woman trapped by a fallen concrete slab, as tall waves rushed past and screams filled the air.

The Singaporean was in Palu for a paragliding competition when a 7.4-magnitude tremor struck the capital of Central Sulawesi province in Indonesia on Friday.

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