Bangladeshi national among 10 dead in Maldives fire

Nine Indian nationals and a Bangladeshi national died after a fire in Male, the capital of the archipelago

News Desk
Published : 10 Nov 2022, 07:10 AM
Updated : 10 Nov 2022, 07:10 AM

At least 10 people, including a Bangladeshi national, have died in a fire at a garage in Male, the capital city of the Maldives.

Authorities say the victims were mainly workers from neighbouring countries and the police are working to confirm their identities, according to a report by The Hindu.

The fire started in a garage for repairing vehicles on the ground floor of a building and ten bodies were recovered from the upper floor.

“We have found 10 bodies,” a fire service official told The Hindu, adding that it took firefighters about four hours to put out the fire.

A security official told the newspaper that the dead included nine Indians and a Bangladeshi national.

About half of Male’s population of 250,000 are foreign workers, mostly from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, according to the report.

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