Ma On Shan in the New Territories. Photo: Google Maps

A Filipina domestic worker who fell off a cliff on Ma On Shan in the New Territories on March 31 escaped series injuries as she had been wearing a helmet. The woman injured her left hand, reported.

Virsie Tamayao from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration visited her in hospital last week and said the helmet saved her from serious or fatal injuries. The woman had been hiking with two Filipinas and three Indonesian.

The six were hiking on Ma On Shan’s Skyline Path on March 31 when she lost her footing on a very narrow trail and fell off a 20-meter-high cliff. Rescuers could not extricate her from the steep slope due to bad weather and had to wait until the next morning to airlift her to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan.

Six days after her fall, a 26-year-old Filipina plunged to her death from a slope beside a waterfall in Tai Po while taking a selfie.

Read: Hiker rescued after fall from cliff in Hong Kong

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