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Maid's decomposed body taints water

2011-05-17 10:31

Singapore - People living in a Singapore block of flats unknowingly consumed water tainted by the decomposing body of an Indonesian maid before police made the gruesome discovery, a report said on Tuesday.

The Straits Times newspaper said some residents complained to authorities after they discovered the tap water on Monday was slightly yellowish and unnaturally foamy.

A police spokesperson said a 27-year-old Bangladeshi man had been arrested in connection with the death of the Indonesian maid, whose body was discovered in one of eight water tanks on top of the 15-storey block.

An investigation into the case, which has been classified as murder, is ongoing, a police statement said.

Police said they made the discovery after receiving a call saying there was a body in one of the water tanks.

They did not say who tipped them off but the Straits Times said it was believed to be a colleague of the Bangladeshi suspect.

"This is so disgusting. My whole family finished a big pot of green bean soup I cooked this morning," Choi Ah Moi, aged 69, was quoted as saying in the Straits Times.

Comments
  • Maryna123 - 2011-05-17 11:03

    Ohhhh puke!!!! This is so disgusting!!!!

  • Stella - 2011-05-17 11:05

    I'm going to be sick ....

  • Flee - 2011-05-17 11:08

    OMGREATNESSS.... That is just not cool... uuugghhh, There goes my breakfast..

  • Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-17 11:21

    .... Dajm, that is so wrong on so many levels.

  • jweer42 - 2011-05-17 11:58

    "Food" for thought for future space traveling communities :p But seriously, I would have made the maid drink some of that.

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-17 17:45

      *conciders saying something about "soylent Green", but that would be WRONG, so i won't*

  • tjphala - 2011-05-17 12:11

    i have to dig my own borehole

  • Flasheart - 2011-05-17 14:53

    Couldn't they taste that the water had a lot of body to it?

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