Search underway for missing elderly woman in Thinadhoo

Hawwafaanu (Hawwahantha), 80, Custardge, GDh. Thinadhoo, who went missing on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

A search operation has commenced at GDh. Thindhoo – for a missing elderly woman.

The missing person has been identified as Hawwafaanu (Hawwahantha), 80, Custardge, GDh. Thinadhoo.

Speaking to Sun, a member of Thinadhoo Council Aminath Naseema said that Hawwahantha was last seen heading to the island’s landfill at approximately 3:45pm this evening.

She detailed that Hawwahantha is a woman who usually goes out for walks after Asr prayer. Naseema said that search efforts for the missing elderly woman commenced as she had not returned home for Magrib prayer.

“She always takes walks alone. Search efforts commenced today as she had not returned home for Magrib prayer as usual,” she had said.

Naseema said that people of all ages were participating in the search efforts – whereas a large area of the island has been checked at present.

“We are checking all places including wells and toilets. But efforts to locate Hawwahantha has been unsuccessful so far,” she added.