Australian woman falls to death at Swissotel

Australian woman falls to death at Swissotel

A woman fell to her death from the 60th floor of the Swissotel The Stamford yesterday.

Police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) were alerted to the incident at about 2pm.

The New Paper on Sunday understands that SCDF officers had to use a scissors lift to reach the 2nd-storey parapet where the body - believed to be of a 59-year-old female hotel guest from Australia - had landed.

The Swissotel, with 73 storeys, is one of Singapore's tallest hotels.

Police say they are investigating the unnatural death.

SHATTERED GLASS

Mr Albert See, 27, was near the adjoining Raffles City Shopping Centre when he noticed five police cars and an ambulance parked outside the hotel.

Curious, he tried to get a closer look and to his shock, saw shattered glass and blood on the parapet.

Mr See immediately called The New Paper hotline as he felt something serious had happened.

When TNPS visited later in the afternoon, the area under the parapet was cordoned off. Shattered glass was littered all over the floor.

A hotel spokesman said they were unable to comment on the incident as investigations are ongoing.

This is not the first time that such an incident has occurred at the hotel.

In 2012, a 40-year-old American woman fell from at least 60 storeys and landed on a metal parapet three storeys off the ground.

rloh@sph.com.sg


This article was first published on May 31, 2015.
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