One Bangladeshi national killed, a second stabbed in Malé

A 22 year old Bangladeshi construction worker has been killed following a traffic collision in Hulhumalé, local media has reported.

Doctors in Sri Lanka were unable to save the man, who had been airlifted to the country after suffering severe head injuries when knocked from his bicycle by a car.

Police are working with the Housing Development Corporation to investigate the matter.

Meanwhile, a second Bangladeshi national has been stabbed during a mugging in Malé, say reports.

Three men were said to have attacked the truck driver, taking a mobile phone, MVR3,500 and leaving the victim with minor injuries. Police are investigating.