Close call for HK stars as flood traps crew in cave
Compiled by FATIMAH ZAINAL, TAN SIN CHOW and R. ARAVINTHAN
HONG KONG actors Shaun Tam (left pic) and Chrissie Chau (right pic) were among the 30-member film crew rescued from Gua Tempurung in Perak after the cave entrance was flooded following a downpour, reported China Press.
Film producer Candy Leung said they were shooting a fighting scene for the movie Bursting Point near a stream in the cave when they were trapped for almost three hours.
She said it was still sunny in the morning when Tam and Chau were filming.
“We wanted to take a break for lunch. All of a sudden, there was a downpour and we had to keep moving into the cave as, within seconds, the water level rose to our waist.
“Those who were not trapped had to use a rope to pull us out. Luckily, nobody was hurt in the incident,” she said.
Tam, who is the son of Hong Kong legend Ti Lung, announced on social media that he was safe.
“Many were worried over the incident! I have received a lot of calls and thanks for the concern and words of encouragement.
“We are all safe! Will continue filming and working hard,” he wrote.
The movie also stars award-winning actor Nick Cheung.
> Sin Chew Daily reported that fans of Malaysian singer Gary Chaw were concerned after he posted cryptic messages on his Facebook page.
One of the posts that was uploaded in the wee hours of Thursday read: “My dog loves this woman!!! Is this news?” followed shortly by “Ok… What is there to write?”
There was another longer piece at 3.43am that read: “If I break down. Please forgive me. I can’t help myself. And nobody is willing to help. No alcohol. No medications. No drugs. Just me, myself and I. Obviously, no love.”
Chaw’s fans responded with hundreds of comments voicing their love and support for him, with some even asking him to take a break from social media.
Chaw, who once confessed to suffering bipolar disorder, is currently preparing for his upcoming “Crazy for Life” concert in Genting Highlands in December.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.
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