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Man in critical condition after falling off avocado tree-reports (Update)

A 50-year-old man who is in critical condition at the Nicosia general hospital after being found heavily injured in the parking lot of an apartment building, is believed to have fallen off a tree, reports said on Sunday.

The man was found heavily injured in the parking lot of an apartment building in Paphos at around 1am, in an area near trees. He was initially transferred to the Paphos general hospital where he underwent surgery. Due to the severity of his condition he was later transferred to the Nicosia general hospital. The 50-year-old was diagnosed with fractures to the skull and rib cage and a punctured lung.

According to the Cyprus News Agency, police said, following investigations,  that the man had climbed a tree to pick avocados and lost his balance, falling off the tree. Police were informed that the 50-year-old used to visit often the area where he was found injured  to feed some animals kept there.

His condition is considered to be critical, police said.