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Lebanon: Sri Lankan Suicide

On March 19, 2010

The Lebanese National News Agency reported today that, in Jal El Dib (Christian suburb of Beirut), Sri Lankan maid, Ambagla Mudian Silage (born 1980) jumped from the window of Al Rabih employment office located at the fourth floor of Hafiz Abu Jaoude building. She died instantly after her head was completely crushed.

This is the third death of migrant domestic workers occurring in an employment office and not at the employer's house. This is a worrying pattern, especially in light of the apparent unaccountability of employment offices bringing maids to Lebanon.

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