Malé, Maldives — Fire has broken out in a house in Malé city causing it great damage to a residential building.
The Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) informed that at approximately 5:00 in the morning they were reported that fire has broken out in the third floor of a house named MA. Morningview in Malé city.
Three individuals were inside the building when the fire broke out, although they managed to escape the scene, MNDF informed that they had all suffered minor injuries during the incident.
While 56 people were evacuated from two buildings, they include minors under the age of 17 and 18.
The National Disaster Management Authority of Maldives reports that 32 people from 5 families are displaced due to the fire and have been provided temporary shelter at Ghiyasuddin School. The authority is working to move the families to temporary accommodation.
The photos tweeted by MNDF showed that the floor has been completely damaged by the intense fire that broke out.
While the Police are carrying out investigations to find out the cause of the fire, the scene was visited by the Mayor of Malé city, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu and the Defence Minister of Maldives, Mariya Didi.