Teenage girl falls 13 storeys to death, suspected of glue sniffin
( dpa ) - A teenage girl died in a fall from the 13th storey of a Singapore housing block, allegedly after glue sniffing, news reports said on Thursday.
A plastic bag with glue was found at the spot where 17-year-old Noor Hidayah was believed to have been, The Straits Times said. A pair of slippers and a mobile phone were also found.
The body was discovered dead at the foot of the block on Tuesday, clad in a black top and blue shorts.
Police were investigating the case as one of unnatural death, the report said. The girl was said to be a resident of the area and living with her parents.
A resurgence in glue sniffing has been reported recently.
The Central Narcotics Bureau has been giving talks at schools focusing on the harm inhalants can do to the body, including brain damage and death.
A 14-year-old girl was believed to have been sniffing glue before drowning in a canal in April last year.