Fire burns through two boats in Vilufushi harbor

Fire burns through boats in Th. Vilufushi harbor on November 28, 2022. (Photo/MV Crisis)

A fire has broken out on board two boats in the harbor of Th. Vilufushi.

Vilufushi Council’s president Hussain Jabeen said the fire was reported around Magrib prayer Monday.

Jabeen said that both boats belong to a resident of Vilufushi.

He said the fire has yet to be contained, and continues to spread.

“The cause of the fire is unclear at this point,” he said.

Jabeen said the fire broke out in one of the boats just as a crew member, a migrant, disembarked after cooking a meal.

He sustained burns to his hands, he said.