Wet floor caused Kirchner's fractured ankle
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Wet floor caused Kirchner's fractured ankle

Argentina’s government says that a wet floor caused President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to slip and fracture her left ankle, providing the first details of the South American leader’s latest of several health setbacks.

The president, 61, fell Friday at her home in El Calafate, in the southern province of Santa Cruz, where she was spending a few days resting, Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said at a press briefing.

“The president has had a domestic accident,” said Capitanich, adding that it happened because Kirchner didn’t see that the floor was wet.

Kirchner suffered a “bimalleolar fracture,” and initial treatment would include immobilizing the foot and limiting movement, according to a statement from the president’s medical staff.