‘Nothing suspicious in deaths of two Pinays in HK’
The Hong Kong Police found nothing suspicious in its initial investigation into the recent deaths of two Filipino domestic workers in Mid-Levels and Lohas Park.
In a statement, the police said their initial inquiry showed “no suspicious elements” in the deaths of the Filipino women, aged 53 and 62. An official of the Philippine Consulate General earlier said that the two women might have died due to a heart attack.
The first death, in Mid-Levels, was reported to the police in the early evening of July 28.
“Police received a report from a 60-year-old woman at around 6:25pm on July 28, that her 62-year-old female domestic helper was found unconscious at her residence on Caine Road, Central,” the police said.
It said police officers arrived at the scene and the domestic helper was certified dead by the ambulance crew.
“No suspicious elements were detected,” the police said.
It added that the case was classified as “Dead Body Found” and is being handled by officers of the Central District.
Then in the morning of August 2, the police received a call about a 53-year-old Filipina domestic worker who was found unconscious in Tseung Kwan O.
“Police received a report from a 45-year-old woman at around 7:15 am on August 2, that her 53-year-old female domestic helper was found unconscious at her residence on Lohas Park Road, Tseung Kwan O,” the police said.
Investigators arrived at the scene and the domestic worker was brought to the Tseung Kwan O Hospital “in an unconscious state.”
“(She) was certified dead at 8:18 am on the same day. Initial enquiry revealed nothing suspicious,” the police said.
“The case is classified as ‘Person Collapsed – Death on Arrival’ and is being handled by officers of Tseung Kwan O District,” it added.