Victim of accident in Addu City dies of injuries


A 16-year-old victim of an accident in Addu City died of injuries yesterday while undergoing treatment at the regional hospital.

According to police, an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl also sustained injuries after two motorcycles collided in the Hithadhoo link road around 5:55pm yesterday.

Both cycles were also damaged beyond repair. The 16-year-old boy was driving one motorcycle while the 18-year-old was driving the second vehicle.

Police said the 18-year-old was flown to Malé for treatment last night whilst the 16-year-old girl was undergoing treatment at the Hithadhoo regional hospital.

Several fatal accidents have occurred on the Addu City link road, which connects three interlinked islands in the southernmost atoll.

In November, a 33-year-old man died following a motorcycle accident whilst two men died in September after their motorcycle collided with a pickup.