Nirufehige Fire: Bodies of three Indians sent back

The bodies of three Indian nationals killed in the Nirufehige fire have been sent back to India.

Last Thursday, ten people died from burns and smoke inhalation in the most tragic fire incident in the Maldives in recent history. Nine bodies were recovered from the burning house, while another person died while being treated in a hospital. Three Indian women, five Indian men, a Bangladeshi man, and a woman were among the deceased.

The head of the Death and Homicide Investigation Unit, Inspector of Police Mohamed Samih, told at a Monday press conference that the bodies of the deceased are being sent to their countries of origin to be handed over to their families.

“We are working with the embassies of those countries to hand over the bodies,” Samih noted.

The police said another victim who sustained severe burns in the fire is being treated at the IGMH. The hospital has said his condition is critical.

The cause of the fire has not yet been revealed, but police said there was gas at the location and that there was an explosion during the fire.