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Woman survives week in the wild after falling off cliff at Vietnam’s relic site

Woman survives week in the wild after falling off cliff at Vietnam’s relic site

Wednesday, May 04, 2022, 08:44 GMT+7
Woman survives week in the wild after falling off cliff at Vietnam’s relic site
Nguyen Thi Bich Lien is rescued at the Yen Tu national relic in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam, May 3, 2022. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

A 59-year-old woman has been rescued after she fell off a cliff while visiting a pagoda in Quang Ninh Province, northern Vietnam a week ago, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

The woman, Nguyen Thi Bich Lien from Hanoi, still maintained consciousness, stayed alert, and was able to walk when she was found on Tuesday.

Lien recalled catching a passenger bus from Hanoi to Quang Ninh where she visited Dong Pagoda, part of the Yen Tu national relic on the namesake mountain, on April 27.

On her way down from the mountain, the woman sat down by the railing and took a break.

She felt dizzy as she stood up and fell off the 30-meter cliff.

The woman did not suffer any serious injuries as her fall was cushioned by the trees at the bottom of the cliff.

Lien tried to climb up using the trees but ended up falling again.

After passing out for a moment, she woke up and started screaming for help, but no one could hear her voice.

The woman survived on the rice cakes and a bottle of water that she had brought along on her journey to the pagoda, while continuing calling for help.

Her shout was eventually heard by someone, and she was rescued at 9:15 am on Tuesday.

The management board of the Yen Tu national relic confirmed that its staff heard Lien’s cry for help during their regular patrol near Dong Pagoda.

The board coordinated with Tung Lam Development JSC and other people to bring Lien up from the cliff with a rope.

The victim is in a stable condition, while her family has been informed so that they can take her home.

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