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09 Jan 2023 | Mon 17:15
Commissioner of Police, Mohamed Hameed
Commissioner of Police, Mohamed Hameed
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Maldives Police Service
Police launch major probe into recent fire incidents
Fre incidents have been reported more frequently in recent days in the capital as well as atolls
On Sunday, a fire broke out inside the Fiyoaree School building as well
Last year, a massive fire broke out in a garage in the congested capital, killing 10 people

The Maldives Police Service has launched a major probe into the recent fire incidents that occurred in the capital, Malé City as well as outlying atolls.

The decision by the authority to launch a massive investigations in connection with the recent incidences of fire in the congested capital and outlying atolls, was announced by Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed in a Twitter post on Monday morning.

Announcing the decision, CP Hameed also called for public support for the effort.

Further details regarding the investigation, were not disclosed by the Police Commissioner.

The police institution has been conducting probes in connection with such massive fire incidents, so far. However, their findings reported that there were no evidences of suspicious activity.

Fire incidents have been reported more frequently in recent days in the capital as well as the atolls.

As such, a massive fire broke out in the area where the ‘Auction Shop’ is located. Malé City Council’s Accommodation Block for foreign workers was completely burned down in the fire.

On Sunday, a fire broke out inside the Fiyoari School building as well. The building was charred beyond use.

Further, one person was reported missing after a fire broke out in the accommodation block of Afcons Company in Gulhifalhu, due to which many residents of the block received treatment for burn injuries of various extent . Afcons revealed that 457 individuals had been residing in the said accommodation block and 32 out of the 78 individuals were rushed to the hospital, and were admitted for further treatment. Further, surgeries were conducted on four injured.

Last year, a massive fire broke out in a garage in the congested capital, killing 10 people.

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Reviewed by: Fathimath Zuhaira
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