Maldives Fire: At least 10 people were tragically killed when a massive fire broke out in the homes of foreign workers in the Maldivian capital Male on Thursday (November 10). At the same time, many people have also been injured in this accident. One Bangladeshi is also included in the 10 people who died in the fire, including 9 Indian workers.
A fire service official said it took them four hours to douse the fire. Nine Indians and one Bangladeshi national are among the dead. They recovered 10 bodies from the top floor of a building destroyed in the fire. It is being told that the fire started in the car repairing garage of the ground floor of the building.
Indian High Commission expressed grief
The Indian High Commission in Maldives has condoled this incident of fire in Male, in which a total of 10 people, including 9 Indian nationals, have died. The Indian embassy said that it is in touch with the Maldives government regarding the incident.
Government engaged in identifying the dead
A high official of the Maldivian government said the police were trying to identify the dead. Also, every effort is being made to help the victims. The National Disaster Management Authority of Maldives tweeted that a relief and rescue center has been set up in a stadium for the victims of the fire in Male.
Due to this painful incident in Male, the matter of bad conditions of the foreign workers working here has once again come under discussion. Maldivian political parties have criticized the conditions for foreign workers working here. They are believed to make up about half of Male’s population of 250,000 and are mostly from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. During the Corona period, the case of the pathetic condition of foreign workers in Maldives first came to the fore. At that time, the corona infection spread among foreign workers three times faster than among the local people of Maldives.
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