Man injured in STO oil tanker fire dies

Local media has reported that the man injured in an STO oil tanker fire incident has died, after receiving treatment in an Indian hospital.

Adam Gasim, 61 of Kulhudhufushi in Haa Dhaalu Atoll is reported to have passed away on Friday (March 14).

Newspaper Sun Online quoted STO Managing Director Adam Azim as saying that the man was admitted to one of the best hospitals in India to treat his injuries, with the STO covering all the costs of his treatment.

Sun had reported that the fire incident occurred while Adam Gasim was welding on the deck of the oil tanker.

MD Azim was reported at the time of the accident as describing the incident as “not very dangerous”.