Maid falls to her death from Jurong East condo

The maid is said to have fallen from this block at Ivory Heights condominium. She was taken to hospital, but was later pronounced dead.

An Indonesian maid fell to her death from a Jurong East condominium last Thursday.

The 26-year-old was believed to be cleaning the windows of her employer's Ivory Heights unit when she fell, reported The Straits Times.

A Filipino maid told the paper that she looked out when she heard screams. She witnessed two people trying to pull her in, but despite their efforts, the woman still fell to the ground.

According to the paper, police and paramedics arrived at the scene after the police received a call at about noon on Thursday that a woman had fallen from the eighth floor of Block 122, Jurong East Street 13.

They brought the victim to the National University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 1.20pm.

While her employers have declined to comment, residents the paper spoke to said the maid was new to the family, and could have been hired as recently as a week ago.

Some residents also surmised that the people who tried to rescue the maid may have been an elderly couple who were at home at the time. The family comprises four young children, their parents and grandparents.