K. Male'
19 May 2024 | Sun 16:15
Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH)
Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH)
Child injured in wall collapse
Child injured in wall collapse now stable: IGMH
The wall that collapsed was about six feet, and brittle
Injured was a 10-year-old boy
The child sustained injuries to the leg

Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) has revealed that the child who was injured in a wall collapse in Kandoodhoo island of Thaa atoll, is currently stable.

Speaking to RaajjeMV, an official at IGMH revealed that the child is now in stable condition and is under observation.

Shedding light on the injuries the little boy attained after a wall collapsed on him, the official said two parts of his body had fractures and that he sustained injuries to the leg, of different severity.

The wall collapsed, injuring the 10-year-old boy on 17 May 2024. It was a brittle wall, measuring about six feet. According to the island council, it was the wall of a residential house.

The boy was initially rushed for treatment to the island’s health center.

He was then transferred to the capital, Malé City for further treatment on Saturday.

The Maldives Police Service (MPS) is conducting further investigations in connection with the case.

The wall collapsed at a time the weather was very squally, and strong winds were tearing through the country.

The country has been observing a number of dangerous incidents due to the intensifying southwest monsoon activities.

There have been incidents of trees uprooting and roof being torn off, and authorities have urged everyone to remain alert due to the adverse weather conditions.

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