Police forensic team in Makunudhoo to probe explosion

People gather at the scene of an explosion in HDh. Makunudhoo on October 21, 2023.

A police forensic team has traveled to HDh. Makunudhoo to investigate the death of two people in a powerful gas explosion on the island on Saturday. 

The explosion of a gas cylinder in Makunudhoo's fishmarket area was reported to authorities late Saturday afternoon. Two people were killed in the incident, police said earlier. They were employees of the company working on the reclamation of the airport in Makunudhoo.

A police forensic team is currently investigating the incident at the island, a police spokesperson told Sun.

A local told Sun the explosion took place near the fish market, located at the southern end of the island’s harbor, at around 04:15 pm. Charred human body parts have been found around a 500-feet radius, as per the local.