Maid arrested after fall from second-storey flat

A maid accidentally fell from a second floor HDB flat at Admiralty Drive while trying to climb out from the window on April 12, 2016.
A maid accidentally fell from a second floor HDB flat at Admiralty Drive while trying to climb out from the window on April 12, 2016.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - A maid who tried to leave a second-floor flat from a window fell on Tuesday (April 12) morning and injured herself.

She was later arrested for allegedly committing a "rash act", police said.

Police said it received a call for help at Block 357A, Admiralty Drive, at 4.29am.

A 34-year-old woman was subsequently arrested in relation to the case, according to the police.

It is understood that a rash act can be one that endangers others or the person who commits the act.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said a woman in her 30s was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

Her injuries are understood to be serious.

Shin Min Daily News reported that the maid had intended to climb down from the flat on the second floor, but slipped and fell.

She wanted to go home, and her employer was already making arrangements for her return, Shin Min said.

A neighbour said that she was friendly, and had been working in Singapore for many years.