Belgian teammate recounts Singaporean paraglider's courage after Sulawesi quake

Paragliding teammates (from left) Francois de Neuville, Gleen Mononutu, who was killed in the Palu earthquake, and Ng Kok Choong called themselves The Happy Flyers.
Paragliding teammates (from left) Francois de Neuville, Gleen Mononutu, who was killed in the Palu earthquake, and Ng Kok Choong called themselves The Happy Flyers.PHOTO: COURTESY OF FRANCOIS DE NEUVILLE

JAKARTA - The waves were coming tall and fast, and aftershocks continued to shake bits of concrete from the half-collapsed hotel.

But Singaporean paraglider Ng Kok Choong, 53, sat for hours in pitch darkness, risking his life to comfort a woman lying trapped under rubble.

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