1 injured in landing craft accident passes away

ADK Hospital. (File Photo)

One of the three expatriate workers injured in an accident onboard a landing craft off the coast of a resort island in A. Dh. Atoll on Saturday has succumbed to his injuries.

ADK Hospital’s managing director Mohamed Afaal told Sun two workers were brought into the hospital in connection to the accident.

One of the workers, identified as a 56-year-old Bangladeshi citizen, succumbed to his injuries at approximately 8:50 am this Sunday.

According to Afaal, the other worker shows signs of improvement and has been transferred to state-run IGMH.

The accident which injured the expatriate workers took place off the coast of Thudufushi Island at approximately 6:43 pm on Saturday.

According to the police, workers had been trying to raise the ramp of the landing craft when the side chain gave way, throwing the three workers – who had been on the ramp – onto the metal section of the loader.

Two of the workers sustained head injuries, and another had his fingers crushed.

All three workers were initially treated at the A. Dh. Atoll Hospital before two were medically evacuated to the ADK Hospital in the capital later on Saturday evening.