Fire breaks out at Sakeena Manzil property in Male’

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) firemen were called to the Sakeena Manzil building in Male’ earlier today (March 9) after a fire broke out at the property.

Local media reported there had been no injuries as a result of the fire, which had been extinguished by4:oopm today.

The MNDF were reported by local media to have geared up two ‘known’ activists of the government-aligned Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) with gas masks and oxygen tanks at one point, before leading them into the burned building.

The office had been used by PPM in previous instances, and had also been used by the former PPM deputy leader for his own personal business, local media reported.

According to Sun Online, the two PPM activists went inside the building to retrieve some ‘very important objects’, but it was not clear what those objects were.