Paraglider killed in India had survived Indonesia earthquake

Rescuers touching down with the body of Mr Ng Kok Choong in Bir Billing on Oct 23, 2018.
Rescuers touching down with the body of Mr Ng Kok Choong in Bir Billing on Oct 23, 2018.PHOTO: DEPUTY PRADHAN OF BIR PANCHAYAT SURESH

53-year-old Singaporean found dead a day after he went missing in mountainous area

A Singaporean died in a paragliding accident in India, barely a month after surviving a magnitude-7.4 earthquake in Central Sulawesi province, Indonesia, where he helped rescue victims from the rubble.

Mr Ng Kok Choong, 53, was found dead by rescuers in the Dhauladhar mountain range, a Himalayan chain of snow-capped mountains, on Tuesday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 25, 2018, with the headline 'Paraglider killed in India had survived Indonesia earthquake'. Print Edition | Subscribe