Dead body found off Hulhumale’ ID’d as Chinese worker

An aerial shot of Hulhumale'. (Photo/Xinhua)

The dead body found in the waters off Hulhumale’ Phase II on Tuesday has been identified as a Chinese worker.

The body was found in the waters off H16 at around 06:00 pm Tuesday.

The police announced Thursday that the deceased has been identified as a 34-year-old Chinese male who worked for the Saudi Binladin Group.

The company is involved in the project to develop a new passenger terminal at the Velana International Airport.

The deceased was found wearing a black collared t-shirt, black shorts, and black shoes when found.

Police on Wednesday asked for anyone with information regarding the deceased to call the Serious and Organized Crime Department at 99110099.