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Yacht catches fire in Kuda Villingili lagoon

Mariyam Malsa
06 January 2020, MVT 12:50
The yacht in Kudavilingili that caught fire. PHOTO: MALDIVES NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE
Mariyam Malsa
06 January 2020, MVT 12:50

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), on Monday, stated that a yacht docked at the lagoon of Kuda Villingili, Kaafu Atoll caught fire at approximately 0530 hrs.

According to MNDF, the Australian vessel 'Verita' sunk at 0900 hrs while fire and rescue services were working to extinguish the flames.

Reportedly, three men identified to be of Australian nationality were aboard the vessel at the time of the incident. The individuals moved to a nearby liveaboard after the yacht caught fire and were later taken to the Thulusdhoo Health Centre.

MNDF spokesperson Ibrahim Azim confirmed that neither individual sustained serious injuries.

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