Child killed by falling television set

A 23 month-old girl on the island of Fehendhoo in Baa Atoll has died after a television fell on top of her, local media has reported.

The Sun Online news agency said the incident was believed to have occurred at 9:25am yesterday (March 1), with the child later dying from her injuries after being taken to Goidhoo Health Centre for treatment.

Speaking to local media, Fehendhoo Council President Ibrahim Shaheen stated that the mother of the girl had said that a 32-inch television set had fallen on the child as she was playing with her three year-old sister. The girl’s mother was said to have been alerted to the incident after hearing a loud noise while she was in the kitchen, Shaheen added.

Police are currently investigating the incident.