Woman falls to death whilst window cleaning
A 65-year-old woman who fell to her death from the fifth floor of a building in Gran Canaria almost certainly lost her balance when she was cleaning windows, according to the police.
They say all the indications point to the tragedy in Las Palmas during the late morning being an accident.
Medics and the police rushed to the scene but there was nothing they could do for the woman whose body had already been covered by a sheet by shocked neighbours. At least one of the residents needed treatment for an anxiety attack.
Witnesses said the victim had been cleaning windows just seconds before her fall into a void.
The road had to be cut off whilst the emergency services dealt with the incident.