Woman dies in fall from flat

2009-07-03 00:00

A DURBAN woman fell to her death while hanging up her washing yesterday.

It is believed that the 62-year-old woman tripped and fell over her flat balcony while hanging her washing on a clothesline in her Berea flat.

The woman, whose name has not been released, fell three floors to her death.

It is believed that the woman lived alone in the Moorecombe Flats block for several years.

Netcare spokesman Chris Botha said paramedics found the woman sprawled on the floor with massive head and spinal injuries.

He said the woman died shortly after the fall, having sustained major injuries to her head.

A neighbour who did not want to be named said that residents, most of them pensioners, are still in shock over the incident.

“She was a nice lady and it is so sad what has happened to her. Everyone who lives here is very sad,” she said.

Police are investigating.

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