Several injured in launch fire outside of Male'

Maldives Police Service reported that several people on board the launch outside of Male' had sustained minor burns.

Police said three people were injured in the launch fire and that they have been transferred to IGMH for treatment. IGHM reported that two had been transferred to emergency treatment, with minor burns.

"Full details of the injured has not been made public. There are some burns on various parts of their bodies," IGMH media official said.

Additional details regarding the launch is not yet known.

An eyewitness reported that two persons aboard the vessels had vacated the vessel and boarded a different launch.

The fire on the launch was first observed at 2pm today. MNDF Fire and Rescue Services had attempted to control the fire and had been successful in the attempt.

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