Expatriate dies in accident at sea

An expatriate died Sunday night (August 31) in a collision of a dinghy and a speedboat in the lagoon of Gaaf Dhaal Thinadhoo.

Police said the accident at sea occurred around 7:10pm. The foreigner was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Thinadhoo regional hospital.

Police did not reveal the nationality of the deceased.

The dinghy collided with the speedboat while both vessels were entering the Thinadhoo harbour, police explained.

Three foreigners and one Maldivian were aboard the dinghy at the time. A second expatriate was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.


Six injured in accident at sea

Six people sustained varying degrees of injury in an accident at sea between Male’ and Dhoonidhoo at about 9:00pm last night.

According to police, a speedboat from Reethi Rah Resort transporting staff to Male’ collided with a dhoni (traditional boat) carrying cargo from the airport to Thilafushi.

All six injured were traveling on the speedboat, while one person whose injuries were serious was taken to ADK hospital for treatment.