Power restored to area affected by arson attack

Electricity has been resorted to the area in Male’ City affected by the arson attack on a distribution box at a State Electric Company (Stelco) substation.

Stelco said electricity was restored at 10 am this Thursday. The company said it is still working on fixing the damage to the distribution box due to the fire.

The company said it is possible parts of Male’ City may be affected by power outages as the company works on fixing the damage.

The distribution box at substation 50 – located in Faashanaakilege Magu – was torched at approximately 4:30 am this Thursday.

Stelco’s media official reported the distribution box which was torched distributes to seven households, covering an area of approximately 60 meters.

Two suspects: a 34-year-old man and a 28-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the case, says Maldives Police Service.