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Terrace fire displace 16 in Male

Ahmed Aiham
04 August 2019, MVT 19:13
An image from the burnt down terrace of the house. PHOTO: NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
Ahmed Aiham
04 August 2019, MVT 19:13

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) provided 16 individuals with temporary housing following a house fire in capital city Male'.

As per NDMA, the house sustained substantial damages after a mattress caught fire on the sixth storey terrace of the house, adding that efforts to control the fire caused a power outage as well. No one was injured during the incident.

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) tweets regarding a fire which occurred in capital city male. PHOTO: NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

NDMA will provide housing and daily food expenses for the 16.

Maldives Police Service explained that the fire broke out as a result of a welding spark from the adjacent building.

The fire was reported at 1111 hrs. Maldives National Defence Force controlled the fire by 1135 hrs.

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