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Taxi driver trapped for 3 days after reversing into ravine

A Malaysian cabby was trapped for three days after he reversed his vehicle into a ravine in Taman Sri Kluang, Johor.

Mr Johar Kassim, 68, could have remained pinned in his vehicle if not for a sharp-eyed motorist who noticed tyre marks by the side of the road.

The unnamed passer-by then found the taxi in a 3m ravine before realising that Mr Johar was pinned inside the vehicle.

Unable to provide any further assistance, the good Samaritan called the Kluang Fire and Rescue station for help.

Firemen who arrived on the scene minutes later then took around half an hour to free a weak, injured and dehydrated Mr Johar.

According to station operation commander senior assistant enforcement Akob Sedek, Mr Johar drank from a stream that flowed through the ravine to help quench his thirst.

Mr Akob said: "The victim said he had screamed for help, but his screams were not heard by anyone. He injured his left leg and could not move or climb up the ravine to seek help."

The victim was sent to the Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital and is in stable condition.

Source: The Star Online

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