Male, November 11
Seven Indian nationals are among 10 people who have died in a major fire that broke out in a garage below the cramped living quarters housing foreign workers here in the Maldivian capital, the Indian High Commission in Maldives said on Friday.
The fire broke out in a car repair garage in M Nirufehi, located near the Maaveyo Mosque, at around 12.30am local time on Thursday.
The High Commission of India in the Maldives (HCIM) said local authorities had informed them that seven of the deceased were Indian nationals.
“Fire incident in Male: Maldivian authorities have confirmed that 7 of the deceased were Indian nationals. The identity of one person is still being confirmed. High Commission is in contact with the families,” it said in a tweet.