Two injured in Burunee palm tree incident being treated in ER

Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH). (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) states that two people who were injured after being slammed by a palm tree amid moving palm trees on an excavator at Th. Burunee are presently being treated at the hospital’s Emergency Room (ER).

The incident took place between 4:30pm and 5:00pm on Sunday evening. A total of four people were injured in the incident from which one succumbed to their injuries on the same day.

All of the victims were transported to Dhaalu Atoll Regional Hospital in Kudahuvadhooo for further treatment on Sunday. They were transported to IGMH on Monday for emergency treatment.

IGMH’s Spokesperson told Sun on Tuesday that one of the victims had been discharged following improvement in their condition.

The Spokesperson, citing the conditions of the other two victims as critical, said efforts were underway to treat both of them in the hospital’s ER. The Spokesperson identified the two victims currently being treated at the hospital as a 43-year-old Maldivian man and a 27-year-old Sri Lankan man.

Burunee Council’s Vice President Ahmed Saddam told Sun on Sunday night the incident took place amid moving palm trees uprooted from a house.

“While moving the palm trees to one side, one of the palm trees broke loose and slammed into those nearby. All hit were persons present at the work site,” he said.