A fire caused on a fuel barge in the lagoon of Thaa atoll Madifushi has burned a person working on the vessel.
President of the Madifushi Island Council, Ismail Hilmee, told Sun Media that the incident took place around 12 p.m. today.
The incident took place while the burn victim had petrol on him and another person activated a grinder which produced sparks that ignited the petrol according to the Council President.
He said that the victim suffered burns from his legs all the way up to his stomach.
The victim was immediately transferred to Male’ City via sea ambulance for further treatment.
The incident took place on a vessel of Meridiam Services PLC.