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MNDF recover dead body of missing migrant worker

Shahudha Mohamed
27 June 2020, MVT 10:38
A vessel belonging to Coast Guard, Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF). Authorities recovered the dead body of an expatriate that was reported missing on Friday night. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/ MIHAARU
Shahudha Mohamed
27 June 2020, MVT 10:38

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) confirmed in the early hours of Saturday that a migrant worker, reported missing after falling overboard a vessel near Thilafushi, was found dead.

According to MNDF, Coast Guard divers recovered his body at around 0022hrs, from 51 meters below the ocean.

MNDF Spokesperson Major Ibrahim Azim stated that the expat was working on the 'Gas Atlantic' boat docked at Thilafushi lagoon in Kaafu Atoll.

The spokesperson further added that another individual fell overboard with the expat, but was collected by a dinghy passing through the area at the time.

Authorities recieved the missing person's report on the migrant worker at around 1020hrs and launched search and rescue services immediately.

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