Monday, 28 November, 2022
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Maldives Fire

Bangladeshi victims identified

Bangladesh High Commission in Maldives has confirmed identities of the two Bangladesh nationals who were killed in a fire that broke out in building housing foreign workers in the Maldives capital early Thursday.

The High Commission also identified the injured Bangladeshi who is undergoing treatment at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Male.

The deceased expatriates were Asia Begum, passport no BK0977764, daughter of Zorif Ali from Pirpur village in Dhanbaria upazila of Tangail and Uzzal, passport no EG0289266, son of Golam from Ayma rasulpur village in Panchbibi upazila of Jaypurhat, said the High Commission quoting the Ministry of foreign Affairs, Maldives.

Meanwhile, another Bangladeshi, Tyob, son of Rokon Molla, from Bhanga upazila in Faridpur is currently under going treatment at IGM hospital.

Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid has expressed sympathy to Bangladesh over the death of two Bangladeshis in a tragic fire in Male.

In a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday, Maldives Minister Shahid said it seems to be an accident and a full investigation into the matter is underway.

Momen requested his Maldives counterpart to ensure identities of the victims in detail.

He also sought salvation of the departed souls and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family members.

In a separate message, the Maldives Foreign Minister said he is deeply saddened by the news of a tragic fire in Male that has taken the lives of 11 expatriate workers and affected several families.

Our thoughts and prayers are with families of the deceased and affected, he tweeted.