1 injured after getting hit by iron bar from construction site

A construction worker at work in Male' City. (File Photo/Sun/Ali Naseer)

One person has been injured after an iron bar holding the safety net at a construction site in place gave way and fell onto the street.

Maldives Police Service reports the incident took place at a construction site in Henveyru district of Male’ City at approximately 00:10 this Wednesday.

The agency reports the section of the street where the site is located had been closed off for the construction work.

The iron bar is reported to have given way due to strong wind, and hit a person on the backseat of a motorcycle which was being driven down the wrong lane.

The person sustained a head injury in the incident, and was taken to Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) for treatment.

Maldives Police Service reports the case is under investigation by the agency.