There are reports that the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel has been injured in a skiing accident.
As a result of the accident, the German leader reportedly opted to cancel all her engagements so as to give her time to adequately nurse her injuries.
The location and severity of her injuries are yet to be confirmed.
The injured German Chancellor has reportedly expressed her “extreme dismay” as she heard about the skiing accident of German racing legend Michael Schumacher, her spokesperson said just before New Year’s Day.
“Like millions of Germans, the chancellor and government members were extremely dismayed when they heard about Michael Schumacher’s serious skiing accident,” reported Xinhua citing spokesperson Steffen Seibert. “We hope that he can overcome the injuries and recover.”
The seven-time Formula One world champion, who had fallen and hit his head on a rock while skiing in the French Alps, was still in a medically induced coma and remained in a critical condition following an immediate brain surgery.
Schumacher suffered from a severe head trauma and his brain was also injured in the accident, Grenoble University Hospital Center briefed at a press conference.