Driver receives minor injuries after driving off airport runway

A Maldivian national received minor injuries today after losing control of a vehicle on the runway of Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA) that crashed into the site’s surrounding waters, local media has reported.

Police confirmed that only one person was in the vehicle during the time of the incident, which occurred at about 11:30am today.  Officials at the airport said the driver, who was taken to Hulhumale’ Hospital for treatment, had not been seriously injured, according to local newspaper Haveeru.