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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 September 2018

Maid 'jumps from third floor flat in Sharjah to escape poor working conditions' 

The woman was taken to the ICU in Al Kuwaiti hospital for treatment

A housemaid allegedly jumped from the window of her sponsor’s third-floor flat in Sharjah to escape the poor conditions imposed on her by her employer.

Police were called to Muwaileh at 2.30pm on Saturday after people in the neighbourhood saw the 30-year-old Indonesian woman climb out of the apartment window carrying a bag.

Police arrived minutes after the woman jumped and an ambulance took her to Al Kuwaiti hospital where she was admitted to the intensive care unit.

The hospital said she sustained multiple fractures in her legs, thighs and pelvis.

The woman told police she was locked inside the house by her Indian sponsor along with another housemaid.

She told police she had taken her passport and other belongings before she jumped but police could not find the woman’s passport in the bag she was carrying.

Police said they are investigating the incident, questioning the employer and awaiting official documents to ensure the woman was hired legally.

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