Maldives Police Service

Elderly woman falls in to ventilation shaft from the fourth floor

An elderly woman has fallen in the ventilation shaft from the fourth floor of a residential house in Male’ City sustaining two broken bones in the legs and bleeding from the head.

Media Office of the Maldives Police Service said that the incident took place around 1:33 a.m. last night and it was the police officers that rescued the 76-year-old woman and took her to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Police said that the woman had a broken femur (thigh bone) on the right leg along with a broken ankle on her left leg and she was also bleeding from the back of her head.

The incident is being investigated further by the police.