Public urged to be more cu­ri­ous af­ter woman dies at cy­ber cafe

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Lo­cal po­lice on Sun­day urged the Tai­wan public to be more cu­ri­ous and aware of the peo­ple around them, af­ter a woman’s death at an In­ter­net cafe went un­no­ticed for hours. The 37-year-old woman was found dead Satur­day at an In­ter­net cafe in Hs­inchu City, ac­cord­ing to the city po­lice.

A pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion showed that she died of car­diac ar­rest, although pros­e­cu­tors and foren­sic ex­perts are still try­ing to con­firm the cause of the death, the po­lice said.

Po­lice said the woman ar­rived alone at the cafe late Fri­day night. Shortly af­ter her ar­rival, she leaned against a par­ti­tion be­tween the seats and stopped mov­ing, ap­par­ently be­cause of some dis­com­fort, po­lice said af­ter view­ing the cafe’s sur­veil­lance tape.

It was not un­til Satur­day that the night-shift em­ploy­ees at the cafe dis­cov­ered some­thing was wrong and called the po­lice.

The em­ploy­ees on the morn­ing shift thought that the woman was just rest­ing, the po­lice said.

Even af­ter the body was re­moved, the cus­tomers at the cafe stayed fo­cused on their games and com­puter screens, ap­pear­ing obliv­i­ous to the fact that sev­eral med­i­cal per­son­nel and po­lice were there col­lect­ing ev­i­dence.

“If peo­ple were a lit­tle more cu­ri­ous, maybe some­one would’ve ob­served that some­thing was wrong and may have got­ten her to hos­pi­tal in time to save her life,” the po­lice said.

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