(Metro News) Woman dies after falling from the stairs

June 13, 2010 11:17 pm 

MANILA, June 13 — A 57-year-old woman died after she allegedly slipped and fell from the stairs of her house in Pandacan, Manila Sunday morning.

Police identified the victim as Luz Volte, of 1124 Narciso St., Pandacan.

Senior Police Officer 1 Paul Dennis Javier of the Manila Police District (MPD)-Homicide Section said the victim was found dead at 6 a.m. by her cousin, Diosdado Ciriacruz.

According to Ciriacruz, he saw Volte lying on the floor near the first step of the stairs. He said he immediately informed the victim’s brother, Rafael, who reported it to the police.

A neighbor, Bert Santillan, told police that prior to the incident, he heard the victim singing.

Police theorized that the victim slipped and fell while going downstairs.

Probers are investigating if there was foul play in the incident. (PNA) scs/JES

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