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RaajjeTV to host telethon to help families affected by fire

  • The telethon will begin at 9pm
  • A fund box will be placed outside the station’s office
  • Donations collected through the telethon will be handed over to the Maldives Red Crescent

Zunana Zalif
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K. Male' 2019 Sep 21 | Sat 18:13 3,261 local

The fire was reported a little past 7pm on Friday - Twitter

Raajje Television is set to host a 24-hour telethon to assist those affected by the tragic fire that broke out in Henveiru-ward of capital city Malé.

The station’s Executive Director Naazmee Saeed revealed that the initiative was approved with the purpose to assist all the families affected by the fire that broke out on Friday evening on Abadhah Fehi Magu.

The telethon is set to begin at 9pm on Saturday and is set to proceed for 24-hours with short breaks in between for Majlis sittings.

Those who wish to make donations may do so through online bank transfers and through a fund box. The fund box will be placed outside the station’s office and individuals and companies may make their contributions starting 9pm. RaajjeTV will be giving the donations collected through this telethon to Maldives Red Crescent.

The fire reported on Friday evening, destroyed several homes in Henveiru ward of the capital and was extinguished after hours, late Friday night.

Several people were rushed to local hospitals over smoke inhalation, and a woman trapped inside her apartment was found dead after the fire was extinguished. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has since revealed that over 400 individuals have been assisted.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Humaam Ali

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