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Hang on a tick

In Kuwait, police have detained a woman for filming – and then posting on social media – her Ethiopian maid falling from the seventh floor in an apparent suicide attempt. The unnamed servant survived. She hit a metal awning on her way down.

It’s only a short clip – just 12 seconds

It shows the maid hanging with one hand tightly gripping the window frame. She’s seen begging for help, screaming “help me, help me”.

The woman holding the camera is heard telling the hanging maid: “Oh crazy, come back.” As the servant fell, the woman carried on recording the event.