“It was all good and lovely time we had together on our very first camping trip there until the terrifying incident happened on Friday,” Wong said.
“When it happened, I was submerged. Luckily, our neighbouring campers came to help and pulled us out. I was very thankful and grateful to them that we eventually managed to escape the destroyed tent.”
Wong, who claimed that Ng was still missing, added that the three dogs, were safe by her side and Poh while they were rushing to a presumably safer spot by the waterfall side.
“We were together with our neighbouring campers, a whole big family that happened to have a child with them too. But, as we were grouping there, we heard a very loud sound, and that was the time when we knew, the second landslide was happening,” she said.
“Exhausted, we ran further, frightened. Katherine was carrying Benji, and it was the last time Bernice was caught in our vision; she escaped. And my Sherlock was nowhere to be found either. By the time we stopped running as the second landslide was believed to have stopped, we couldn’t find the two dogs anymore.”
Wong and Poh said they shouted and screamed for Sherlock and Bernice, a whitish, creamy poodle mix, but was unable to find them amid the chaotic scenes.
‘WE MISS THEM A LOT’
“Then, a guy told us we have to keep moving as more landslides were expected to happen. Eventually, we met the rescue team, and we were led to a safer spot,” Wong said.
“As for the dogs, we miss them a lot. We want to bring them home. They are equally important to us. They are family, and I have the responsibility to bring them home. I have the responsibility to care for them.”
Wong hopes the search and rescue team can find Sherlock and Bernice as operations continue to locate the nine missing victims of the tragedy.
Meanwhile, Wong and Poh have appealed for help online, posting pictures of their pets.
“I hope the authorities or anyone else can help us find a solution to bring our dogs back home. I know it’s impossible to access the site at this moment. But, if someone can tell us what is the best way, we surely will attend to it,” Wong said.
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