Elderly woman in critical condition following fall down air shaft

The air shaft down which an elderly woman living in an apartment in Maafannu district of Male' City fell on July 11, 2019. (Photo/Maldives Police Service)

An elderly woman is in critical condition following a fall down the air shaft of her residence in Male’ City this Thursday morning.

Maldives Police Service reports the 76-year-old woman – fell down the air shaft from a fourth floor apartment located in Maafannu district of Male’ City.

She sustained multiple fractures due to the fall; including to her skull and thighbones.

The woman is currently being treated at Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital.

Maldives Police Service reports it is investigating the cause of the fall.