A Filipino citizen fell to her death from apparent fall from the seventh floor apartment Wednesday night in Hong Kong.
According to reports by South China Morning Post, the 30-year-old woman was suspected to be cleaning near the windows of a Mong Kok flat when she lost her balance.
Firefighters and police were called to the scene at 179 Tung Choi Street after the Filipina was found unconscious at the canopy on the second floor.
She was rushed to Kwong Wah Hospital where efforts to revive her failed, and she was declared dead.
The woman’s husband who was with paramedics, was distraught and emotional.
Initial investigations indicate no foul play in the incident.
A few similar cases of foreign domestic workers falling from height were recorded, including a 35-year-old Filipina who fell to her death from a 49th floor apartment in Lohas Park in Tseung Kwan O.
A safety clause was introduced by the government imposing ban on cleaning outside windows for domestic helper contracts signed on or before 31 December 2016. This means a vast majority of domestic helpers remain unprotected by the clause.