Mountains in Hong Kong's New Territories. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A Filipina was rushed to hospital after she lost consciousness while hiking with friends in a mountainous area of Hong Kong on Sunday. Rosalie V. Nituda, 42, a domestic worker in Hong Kong, has since undergone brain surgery, according to her employer and reports on sunwebhk.com.

Her employer has reported the case to the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO). Reports did not say where the hikers were walking at the time of the incident.

Labor Attaché Jalilo dela Torre is urging hikers to consult with doctors before embarking hikes to avoid similar incidents. “Mountain climbing is no walk in the park – one needs to be physically and mentally fit for it,” he said.

Torre said officers of POLO and from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration will visit the worker in the hospital to check on her condition.

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