As many as nine Indians were among 10 people killed on Thursday after a major fire broke out in the Maldives capital Male. Several others were injured in the blaze that occurred at cramped lodgings of foreign workers in Male, the fire service said.
According to reports, 10 bodies have been recovered from the upper floor of a building destroyed in the fire, which originated from a ground-floor vehicle repair garage.
The High Commission of India in Maldives expressed grief over tragic fire incident in Male. “We are deeply saddened by the tragic fire incident in Malé which has caused loss of lives, including reportedly of Indian nationals. We are in close contact with the Maldivian authorities. For any assistance, HCI can be reached on following numbers,” it said.