31 Mar '11, 10am

A maid was doing laundry when she fell 7 floors from the kitchen window of a flat in Queenstown a coroner's court heard

At an inquest into her death on Thursday, the court heard that Ms Ria was hired in July 2010 to take care of her employer's three-month-old baby girl. -- PHOTO: ST FILE A YOUNG Indonesian maid was doing her laundry when she fell seven floors from the kitchen window of a flat in Queenstown, a coroner's court heard. Ms Ria Safitri, 23, died about an hour later in hospital after the fall at Block 74 Commonwealth Drive on Sep 9 last year. At an inquest into her death on Thursday, the court heard that Ms Ria was hired in July 2010 to take care of her employer's three-month-old baby girl. Initially, the family experienced some problems with her mainly due to a language barrier. The employer had considered replacing her but when Ms Ria's work attitude and behaviour improved, the family decided to keep her. Soon after the fall, the police went to the flat and found a pail of wet c...

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