Speed boat explosion : Maldives president & his wife escape

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While travelling in after concluding the visit to Saudi Arabia to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage, Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim had a lucky escape on Monday as an “explosion” occurred aboard the speedboat in which they were present. According to the reports provided by the Maldivian authorities, President escaped unhurt while his wife suffered minute injuries. Well, the reason of the blast is yet to be ascertained, it is most likely to have taken place in the engine compartment.

“The explosion happened while the President and his wife were returning from the airport to Male after concluding their Haj visit. The President did not get injured but his wife did and is being treated at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH). The injuries are not serious as per reports we have received so far,” Maldivian High Commissioner to India Ahmed Mohamed said in New Delhi.He said that the President Yameen and others were quickly transferred to an accompanying police speedboat and brought to Male.

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