A Filipino woman fell to her death from the 8th floor of an apartment building in Ho Chi Minh City Friday evening, local police have said.
The body of the woman, whose name was not revealed, was found at the entrance of the underground parking lot of the building in To Vinh Dien St., Thu Duc Dist.
Some witnesses said they saw the woman climbing over a safety fence on the apartment balcony at 7.30 p.m. She apparently was trying to drag a little girl, later identified as her daughter, with her too, they said.
A security guard tried to persuade her to climb back in, but she jumped and fell 20 meters to her death, the witnesses said.
"If the boy hadn't managed to pull the little girl back she could have fallen to the ground with her mom," a witness claimed, referring to the woman's son.
Some local media reports quoted authorities as saying that the woman arrived in Vietnam early last month and lived with her Filipino husband in the apartment.
Authorities found the victim's passport and other ID documents which had been burnt in the apartment, the reports said.
The police of HCMC are investigating further.