Dead man found in city park

A man has been found dead at the city park on Alikilegefaanu Magu in Malé around 9:40am this morning.

Police have identified the deceased as Ahmed Nazeem, 27, from Fuvahmulah, but said the cause of death remains unclear.

Police took the body to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead upon arrival.

An elderly man was meanwhile found dead in the lagoon of Raa Alifushi today.

According to local media, the man was over 65 years of age and was found around 8:40am.

An island councillor said it was unlikely that the deceased, identified as Alibe from the Kinaaraa house, had gone swimming.