Three injured in police tow yard fire

Three people sustained minor injuries in a fire that broke out at the police tow yard in Malé during the early hours of the morning on Tuesday (December 9).

Police said the fire incident occurred at 5:54am and was controlled by 6:10am.

The fire damaged an expatriate residential quarter at the city council’s Thaisey Koshi on Boduthakurufaanu Magu, a police room at the tow yard, and impounded vehicles.

Speaking to the press today, Minister of Tourism Ahmed Adeeb suggested that the fire may have been a political attack against the government in response to the ongoing water crisis.