Drownings on the rise as another tourist loses life

A German tourist has drowned during her holiday at Kuramathi Resort in Aa. atoll.

The police confirmed that the 60 year old woman drowned while swimming, revealing that they received reports of the incident at 4.50pm on Monday.

Last week, a 40-year old Turkish man fatally drowned in local tourism island Maafushi.

The Tourism Ministry is trying to identify the reasons behind such drownings in a bid to prevent such tragic incidents.

The growing number of drowning deaths recently prompted the police to issue a warning about beach and water safety. The authorities have warned of the risk of drowning, mainly for international visitors.