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Bangladeshi expat falls 5 storeys, in serious condition

Ahmed Aiham
15 October 2019, MVT 14:58
An expatriate worker operates on a small balcony of an apartment building without the use of safety equipment. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED / MIHAARU
Ahmed Aiham
15 October 2019, MVT 14:58

Maldives Police Service on Tuesday confirmed that a Bangladeshi expatriate was left in serious condition after he fell from a five-storey building in capital city Male'.

According to Police, the 32-year man's fall was reported at approximately 0952 hrs. He is undergoing treatment at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital. No further details were revealed.

There have been a recent upsurge of construction site-related incidents, including the death of an expatriate worker killed by a falling jumbo bag of cement sacks and the untimely passing of a 7-year old Bangladeshi girl after a falling bag of cement struck her.

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