Outcry after Tunisian doctor dies in hospital lift accident

Hundreds of medics protested in Tunisia on Friday after a young doctor died in a hospital elevator accident in the country’s northwest. Badreddedine Aloui, 27, plunged to his death Thursday down an elevator shaft after the lift doors opened but with no elevator in place, witnesses interviewed by local media said. The elevator, in a hospital in the marginalised Jendouba region, had allegedly remained in service despite a long-reported fault. Hundreds of doctors, health workers and medical students gathered in front of the health ministry in the capital Tunis on Friday, demanding the health mini…

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