Fire destroys staff accommodation at Maamigili airport

Villa International Airport’s staff accommodation blocks in Maamigili, South Ari Atoll, caught fire on Saturday morning cause Rf 2 million damage to the company.

Police Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam said the fire was controlled by the airport firefighters after an hour.

‘’We have not been able to confirm the cause of the fire, but they say there was an electric failure inside the block,’’ Shiyam said. ‘’We are still investigating the incident.’’

Local media reports that the accommodation block was built using tin and plywood. The three blocks burned to the ground leaving nothing behind, airport manager Mahmoodh Ali told Haveeru.