Homeless woman dead in McDonald's for hours before anyone noticed

A Diary of a Homeless Girl
A Diary of a Homeless Girl

One diner makes a horrifying discovery after finding a woman dead in a Hong Kong McDonald's.

The deceased, believed to be a homeless woman in her 50s or 60s, was surrounded by diners for hours before diners noticed something was wrong. This woman's unfortunate death highlights concern over the country's "McRefugees."

As explained by South China Morning Post, "'McRefugees' refers to those who spend all night at the fast-food chain's branches because they have nowhere else to go."

The woman, whose name has not been released, had gone unnoticed by staff and customers for several hours. The deceased was found "slumped over a table" at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, which is 24 hours after she entered the establishment, which was proved by security cameras.

Wendy Lam, senior director of McDonald's Hong Kong, released the following statement: "McDonald's Hong Kong would like to express our grief over the unfortunate incident at our Ping Shek Estate restaurant."

Adding, "We welcome everyone to visit our restaurants any time. In order to provide a pleasant dining environment, we would not disturb our customers, but our service will be offered promptly upon request."

This tragic incident brings attention to the crisis of homelessness, an issue that plagues not only Hong Kong, but the entire world.

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