Man injured after falling down elevator shaft

An expatriate has sustained serious injuries after falling from the 7th floor of a building.

Police said the man fell down the elevator shaft of a building in Maafannu ward of capital Male' while attempting to lower a washing machine down the shaft.

Police received reports of the incident at 1533hrs on Saturday.

The man is being treated at state-run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).