x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Maid killed in Sharjah nine-storey fall

Woman plummeted from ninth floor of building on her first day of work.

SHARJAH // A housemaid died after falling from a ninth-floor verandah in Al Majjaz area early today, police said.

The accident happened at the 14-storey City Plaza building in front of Buhaira police station.

Police were investigating the incident, and declined to say whether it was an accident. The verandah is barricaded with iron bars, police said.

It was the first day of work for the woman, whose name was not released, a police spokesman said.

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