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China tourist killed by boat propeller

A Chinese tourist on holiday in the Maldives was killed after being struck by the propeller of a dinghy on Sunday.

The yet unidentified 27 year old Chinese national who was holidaying in a resort in Baa Atoll was hit by the propeller while he was out snorkeling. A 27 year old Chinese woman believed to be the victim's companion who was also struck by the propeller was also seriously injured.

Police confirmed that the incident was reported around 11.30am on Sunday.

According to sources, the man had succumbed to his injuries before he was rushed to the Atoll hospital. Hospital officials meanwhile are making arrangements to airlift the injured woman to the capital Male.