Maldives Fire: The Indian government has expressed grief over the incident and said it was in close contact with authorities.
Nine Indians were among 10 people killed Thursday in a fire in Maldives capital Malé, news agency AFP said citing the island nation’s fire service. 10 bodies were recovered from the upper floor of a building gutted in a blaze that began in a ground-floor vehicle repair garage.
An official told AFP ‘we found 10 bodies’, adding it took about four hours to put out the fire. Another said the tenth dead person was a Bangladesh national.
A three-second video shared by Save Maldives, a citizen-led environmental campaign, shows a fire truck in front a narrow alley between two residential buildings. Fire and smoke can be seen coming out of the building on the right.