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April 28, 2015

The Daily Star - 3 domestic workers found dead across Lebanon, April 28, 2015

Three domestic workers were found dead in separate incidents across Lebanon over the past 24 hours.

Police launched an investigation into the death of an Ethiopian worker who fell to her death Monday in Nahr al-Mott, north of Beirut, a security source said.

The source told The Daily Star police arrived on scene at about 9 a.m. after the worker fell through the skylight of a building.

The souce said investigators were examining footage from surveillance cameras around the building to determine whether a crime had been committed.

In the northern city of Tripoli, a Bengali domestic worker was found "slaughtered" in bathroom of her employer's house, the National News Agency said.

Lebanon's Labor Ministry said in a statement Monday that it had tasked a ministerial team with investigating the death of the woman.

It said a forensic medical examiner also arrived at the scene to determine the cause and manner of death.

On Sunday, another Ethiopean worker was found hanging from a tree in Ouzai, just south of Beirut.

The Labor Ministry also revealed Monday the case of another Bengali domestic worker who fled her employer's house because she has not been paid since she started working for the man five years ago.

Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi tasked an inspection team with following up on the case of the women, according to a statement issued by his office.

After examining the worker's case, investigators determined that the woman is only 17 years old, meaning that she was only 12 when she first arrived in Lebanon and commenced her employment.

The statement said that the investigation team tasked with the issue will track down the agency that brought a minor to Lebanon. The team will also interrogate the employer and take legal measures against him.

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