Woman falls to death while cleaning stairs

A WOMAN, who was cleaning the railing of the staircase in her house, slipped and fell to her death from the third to the ground floor, major Chinese dailies reported.

Hou Cui-E, 45, was believed to be doing her household chores on Saturday afternoon when she lost her balance, China Press reported.

Her two children, aged 12 and 19, rushed out from their rooms in their house in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, after hearing a loud thud.

They found their mother lying in a pool of blood.

Hou's husband, who reached home after picking up their eight-year-old son from a tuition centre, called for an ambulance.

However, she was pronounced dead at the scene by medical officers.