Death toll in garage fire climbs to 10

The total number of deaths in the fire that broke out at a garage in Male' City last night has now climbed to 10.

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) confirmed that the death toll has risen to 10 on Thursday morning. They stated that the first two who were rescued from M. Nirufehi were taken to IGMH, one of whom has passed away.

They further added that a search and rescue inside the building found nine dead bodies.

MNDF highlighted that so far the death toll is 10, adding that a team from MNDF and Maldives Police Service (MPS) is active at the site.