A fire resulted from a gas leak in a home in Male’ City on Sunday, leaving a woman injured with facial burns.
A spokesperson from the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) said the gas cylinder had been leaking when the woman turned on the stove, resulting in a gas explosion.
The flames from the explosion burned the woman’s face.
She is being treated at the Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).
The incident took place in a home in Maafannu.
The extent of the injuries is unclear at this point.