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Speedboat burns down in resort lagoon

28 March 2019, MVT 14:26
The speedboat that was involved in the accident. PHOTO: MIHAARU
28 March 2019, MVT 14:26

A speedboat docked in the lagoon of Kuramathi Island Resort in Alif Alif Atoll on Thursday sunk due to an explosion.

Police revealed that the incident was brought to their attention at approximately 07 40 hours.

According to police spokesperson, the explosion occured when the speedboat's engine was started by the captain who subsequently jumped off board.

The official further stated that the captain had survived with minimal injuries and was discharged from Alif Alif Atoll regional hospital after receiving treatment.

The boat captain was the only individual onboard at the time of the incident.

The speedboat is utilized to transport tourists to and from Kuramathi Island resort and was scheduled for a trip on the morning of the explosion.

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