7 Filipinos safe in 'massive' Maldives fire: DFA


Posted at Sep 22 2019 02:49 PM

Seven Filipinos affected in the massive fire in Maldives' capital are safe, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Sunday.

The DFA said it was "closely monitoring" the aftermath of the blaze, which broke out Friday night in the capital's Henveiru ward, through the Philippine Consulate in Malé and the Philippine Embassy in Bangladesh.

The fire displaced hundreds of residents and lasted for more than 10 hours, according to the Maldives Airport Fire and Rescue Services.