A minor was killed in a dangerous accident late Tuesday, when a bus of Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) hit a motorcycle in reclaimed suburb Hulhumale'.
The victim was Fathimath Anjun Shafeeq, 13, of Thulusdhoo, Kaafu Atoll.
According to reports, the victim was on a motorcycle with her mother, driving along the road Nirolhu Magu towards the highway linking Hulhumale' to the Sinamale' Bridge en route to capital Male' City. The young girl was thrown off the motorcycle upon collision, and suffered severe injuries to the head.
Police disclosed that the victim was taken to Tree Top Hospital, the nearest hospital to the site of the collision. She was pronounced dead on arrival.
Her mother was taken to Hulhumale' Hospital. She did not sustain any serious injuries.
Police further stated that the 54-year-old bus driver did not stop the bus despite the collision. The bus was intercepted by the police at the U-turn on the highway.
The driver is currently under arrest.
A Ukranian woman was also killed in a bus accident earlier this year in Hulhumale'. The bus driver had reportedly dozed off at the wheel and witnesses reported that the tourist was run over.