Indonesian Maid Dies in 30-Storey Plunge in Singapore: A 23-year-old Indonesian maid fell 30 storeys to her death at Telok Blangah Heights on Thursday. She had apparently been cleaning the windows of her employer’s flat at about 1 p.m. This is at least the third case so far this year of a maid falling to her death here. A neighbor told Chinese newspaper Shinmin Daily that she was in the vicinity when the maid fell. She was at a nearby bus stop when she heard a loud noise.
She saw the maid on the ground with blood flowing from her head, and the maid’s employer arriving soon after. She said the female employer told her that the maid had lost her balance and fallen out of the window, but managed to cling to it. She shouted for her employer, but fell before the woman could reach her. The maid was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics at about 1.15 p.m. The Straits Times understands that the maid had worked for the family of five — a couple, two young children and an elderly woman — for about two years. The family declined to comment on the incident.
The neighbor said that the maid’s employer would tell her not to open the metal window grilles when she was cleaning the windows. But she still did so, saying she could not clean the windows without opening them. Neighbors said they would occasionally see the maid around the area, and described her as quiet and petite. Police are investigating the incident as an unnatural death.