Falling Pensioner Lands on Passing Pedestrian

Posted on March 2, 2010

In a truly bizarre turn of events, a Hong Kong-based widow from the Ma On Shan district ended up killing a passing pedestrian when she lost her footing and fell from outside her high-rise flat. The elderly and considerably larger woman, Lam, was picking up her washing when she slipped and plunged down from the 27th floor.

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According to various reports, Lam was outside her flat, collecting clothes from a drying rack when the accident took place.

In a congested city like Hong Kong, it was relatively normal to dry clothes in this manner.

The other victim was Chan Kwai-mui, a 51 year old cleaner, who was on her way from work. Unfortunately for her, she got caught in Lam’s tragic flight downwards.

It was a security guard who discovered the aftermath at the bottom of the block where both women were “in a heap”.

Chan’s neighbors were especially distressed by the news.

One of them noted that the woman had been mourning the death of her husband for a while now, an incident where the construction worker had been killed by a collapsing crane.

“She had just managed to get over the death of her husband,” was her words.

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Shinigami (A. K. Goemans) is a Netherlands-based writer who is into horror movies, computer games and manga. She lived in different parts of Asia and Africa before settling down in the Netherlands.
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7 comments
ndrew
ndrew

No one knows when and where death come to us.. so, be prepared.. do good things a lot will help u..

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hola

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Crystal Awards
Crystal Awards

That's destiny, no one knows when he will be caught in that kind of tragedy.

@BradleyF81
@BradleyF81

Falling deaths like this happen occasionally in Singapore as well, where laundry is put out to dry on poles that are mounted below windows on high rise flats.