Truck driver released over 13 year old's death

The driver of the truck arrested over an accident in the southernmost Atoll Addu which killed a 13 year old boy late last month was released by the court on Monday.

Police said the court had released the driver after he was produced for a second remand extension.

The boy died while being treated at the Hithadhoo Regional Hospital shortly after the accident in Addu Link Road.

The victim has been identified as 13 year old Arsham Ibrahim who was pronounced dead shortly after he was taken to the hospital.

Arsham had been on the passenger seat of a motorbike when it collided with an environment ministry pick-up truck.

Eyewitnesses said the speeding truck had tried to overtake the motorbike when the accident occurred.