A man has been impaled by a metal rod that fell on a construction site in Male' today.

The accident occurred on a site under the authority of the mega construction company Rasheed Carpentry and Construction Private Ltd.

Images from the accident show that the rod had impaled the victim in the face and that it had pierced him near the nose.

Police said that report of the accident came in around 11:30 am this morning and that it said the metal rods fell while being raised to a higher floor.

Police noted that an individual was injured in the mishap and that the person had been taken to ADK hospital for treatment. Police identified the victim as a foreigner but did not specify the nationality and the age of the person.

Police added that they were further investigating the incident.