Coastguard report discovery of body part

The Coastguard have discovered a body part they believe may belong to one of the three children missing Hulhudhufaaru in Raa Atoll, reports Haveeru.

Coastguard Deputy Director Mohamed Saleem told Haveeru the body part was found eight miles off Hulhudhufaaru and delivered to police. It will be examined by the police and Health Ministry, he said.

13 year-old Ahmed Junaid, nine year-old sibling Ibrahim Sadin and nine year-old Ali Ashraf, have been missing since Saturday evening. An capsised canoe believed to have belonged to the children was discovered on Tuesday.

The Coastguard has appealed to vessels travelling in the area to be alert for any sign of the missing children.