Girifushi Training Center

Bullet from Girifushi Training Center 'grazes' tourist

  • MNDF has confirmed this, adding that the individual is "in good condition"
  • The tourist was onboard a safari boat docked near Girifushi island
  • MNDF continues to investigate the case.

Aishath Shaany
Shaaknee

K. Male' 2019 Nov 06 | Wed 16:51 2,799 local

From a training session at the Girifushi Training Center - Google

A tourist has been grazed, in the neck, by a bullet that is to have travelled to a safari boat near Girifushi island.

Media officer at the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), Major Ibrahim Azim confirmed that "the tourist's neck was grazed by a ricochet bullet”.

While the boat was near Girifushi island in Kaafu atoll, MNDF’s Training Center is located there.

Azim said that the individual was immediately transferred to Hulhumale’ for treatment, in MNDF’s sea ambulance.

He added that the tourist is “in good condition.”

Furthermore, the MNDF media officer said that a weapons’ training programme is ongoing in the island on Wednesday.

MNDF continues to investigate the case.

Last updated at: 6 days ago | Reviewed by: Zihnath Hassan

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