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Photojournalists Save Woman From Jumping Off Penang Bridge

Masry Che Ani, 48, and Ahmad Zhafaran Nasib, 39 who worked for theSun and The Star respectively were heading towards Penang to cover an assignment when they noticed a 37-year old woman climbing on the edge of the bridge around 12.30 pm.

Ikhwan Zulkaflee

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Two newspaper photographers on their way to work, stopped and saved a woman from leaping the Penang Bridge, yesterday.

Masry Che Ani, 48, and Ahmad Zhafaran Nasib, 39 who worked for theSun and The Star respectively were heading towards Penang to cover an assignment when they noticed a 37-year old woman climbing on the edge of the bridge around 12.30 pm.

According to Masry, both of them decided to stop and console the woman when they saw that she is crying.

“We initially thought maybe the woman had a problem with her motorcycle or she was on the phone (calling for help). As we got closer, we saw her trembling (sobbing). We felt uncomfortable and decided to stop and help.

“When we tried to approach her, we heard the woman crying, and then we tried to persuade her to come down from the edge, and at the same time, explained that jumping off the bridge was no way to solve her problems,” Masry told Bernama.

Masry added that the woman tried to resist when he tried to pull her down from the edge but both of them eventually managed to get her down to safety.

Meanwhile, Ahmad Zhafaran said both of them calmed the woman down, who sobbed uncontrollably after she was saved.

He said that he was happy that both of them had stopped and saved the woman.

“We have covered so much news about suicide and rescue missions in the years that we have served. I never thought that we would one day actually be rescuing someone. This was our first real experience,” he said.


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