Three injured in Thilafushi compressor blast

At least three individuals have been reported injured after a compressor at Thilafushi - the industrial island of Maldives - exploded on Saturday.

Maldives Police Service confirms they have received report of an explosion at the industrial island around 09:35hrs of Saturday morning.

A local is among the injured individuals and all three have been rushed to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) in Maldives capital for medical attention.

Police were unable to disclose the extend of victims' injuries as well as further details regarding the explosion at this hour.