Bones found after AFCONS fire believed to be of one person: Police

AFCONS workers injured in a fire are transferred to Male' City on December 16, 2022. | Photo: Naail Hussain

Malé, Maldives – Maldives Police Service has said that the human remains found on two different occasions during the search for the missing man in the accommodation building used by the employees of the Indian company AFCONS, which is building the Thilamalé Bridge, fire are believed to be the same person.

Police said the bones were found in the same area on two different occasions and that further investigations are currently underway.

The fire broke out at the accommodation of the employees of the Indian company AFCONS on the night of the 16th of this month.

The accommodation block that caught fire houses 465 people. More than 70 people were treated for various injuries in the fire. Some people jumped from the building to escape.

Thirteen people were injured in the fire and more than 60 were treated at Treetop Hospital. Treetop said most of the people taken to the hospital had broken limbs. Three of them sustained head injuries while one is in the ICU.

Many of the workers have expressed their dissatisfaction and protested today after the fire incident destroyed all the belongings.

However, the protest was stopped after the company assured them that it would help them, the bridge project office said.