Two British visitors have died after what police suspect was a road accident on Kuredu Island Resort early Saturday morning.
Police were informed by resort management at 4:15am that two guests had been found with injuries beside one of the resort’s roads. A third individual was also injured in the incident and was taken to hospital, the Maldives Police Service said in a statement.
Police officers from Naifaru police station attended the resort and were joined by a special investigation team from police headquarters in the capital Male’.
“Police are currently conducting a full inquiry into the deaths and will release further details in due course,” the statement read.
“The identities of the two British nationals in question are not being revealed until police have spoken to their families.”
Local newspaper Haveeru reported a source from the resort as saying that the vehicle the tourists were riding had crashed into a large tree along the path to the western side of the island.
The source told Haveeru that police had closed off the area and that the bodies were airlifted to Male’ at 12.30pm today.
Kuredu had not responded to enquiries from Minivan News at time of press.