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Boat carrying three people sinks in Raa atoll

Fathmath Shaahunaz
13 February 2017, MVT 13:24
A capsized vessel near the capital Male. MIHAARU FILE PHOTO
Fathmath Shaahunaz
13 February 2017, MVT 13:24

A boat carrying water and three people from the island of Maduvvari in Raa atoll to a nearby resort has capsized and sunk.

The three people on board were saved from the ocean by another boat passing through the region.

Maduvvari Island Council’s member Hassan Abdul Raheem said they believe the boat capsized due to strong waves caused by rough weather.

According to the councillor, the boat had sunk within a short while of capsizing.

A team of divers and residents of Maduvvari are currently working to float the boat.

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