A 60-year-old woman had a narrow escape after a ceiling fan crashed in a hospital ward in Koraput district, officials said on Thursday.

Tulsa Soura, attendant of a patient at the general ward in Jeypore sub-divisional hospital, sustained minor injury when the fan crashed, they said. Neither any patient nor the attendant was hit directly as the fan fell between two beds.

Hospital officials said fans at the medical facility were recently examined by electricians and an inquiry would be conducted into the incident.

Koraput chief district medical officer Pramod Kumar Mohanty said the fan fell down as a crack developed on the rod which held it. -PTI