Police investigate falling objects from Malé building following viral video

Man hit by falling objects on Maaveyo Magu, Malé | Photo: Screenshot/Twitter

Malé, Maldives – The Maldives Police Service on Sunday confirmed that they are investigating a case of injuries caused by falling objects on a Malé road, Maaveyo Magu.

The injured party was transferred to a nearby hospital.

In a video circulating on social media today, large objects including metal bars, wood sheets and branches are seen to be falling on the road hitting motorcycles parked on the roadside. A cycle rider was also on-site suffering injuries from the falling objects. It is unclear the extent of his injuries.

In 2018, a young girl was killed in a similar incident due to injuries sustained after being hit by a cement bag that fell on the pavement in the capital city.

The public is raising concerns at the lack of safety protocols on construction sites, some noting that a pre-school is located in the same building.