Maid Dies After Being Pinned Under Church Lift

31 May

Elderly woman also injured in freak accident at Church of St Michael
Published on May 29, 2012

Ms Abanes was said to have pulled open the glass door before the carriage had parked completely on the ground floor. The carriage then crashed down on her at the Church of St Michael (above). — PHOTOS: FACEBOOK, LIM SIN THAI
Amelia Tan

A Filipino maid who died after a lift in a church came crashing down on her was given a send-off – in that very church on Monday.

Ms Clarita Abanes, 46, was seriously hurt in the freak accident at the Catholic Church of St Michael off Serangoon Road, and had been in a coma. She died last Thursday.

Police and Singapore Civil Defence Force officers told The Straits Times that when they arrived at the scene at about 8pm on May 16, they found her trapped, unconscious, under the lift.

With her was a second casualty – a woman in her 70s similarly trapped, but conscious. She is still in hospital, but little is known about her.

Straits Times

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