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Boholana DH dies after fainting while cleaning employer’s car

25 January 2018

Wo Che Estate in Shatin 
A domestic helper from Tagbilaran City in Bohol died on Jan 20 after she collapsed while cleaning her employer’s car in Shatin.

The victim, only identified as Elma, 43, was found lying unconscious on the first floor of the carpark in Wo Che Estate at 7:49am. She was rushed to Prince of Wales Hospital but was declared dead after being revived initially.

An officer at the Consulate’ assistance to nationals section said the victim’s elder son, who is 21 years old, was to arrive in Hong Kong to arrange the repatriation of his mother.

The deceased reportedly had another son who is 20 years old.

ATN is now readying the documents needed for the repatriation of the deceased while the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration will begin processing her funeral and death benefits.

A police spokesman told The SUN that the maid had fainted while cleaning a car. People at the carpark who saw her lying unconscious beside a bucket and her cleaning equipment called an ambulance.

Police said an investigation on the cause of her death was ongoing.

Following her death, netizens speculated that the deceased had fainted from starvation and overworked, but this was immediately debunked by one of her friends.

“She is not over worked Ate. She had been feeling something already, but she kept it a secret,” said her friend. She said Elma’s employers were very kind to her. – Vir B. Lumicao
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