Two people have been injured in a gas leak explosion inside the kitchen of Shell Beans Bakery located on the ground and first floor at H. Parkside in Male’ City on Saturday.
Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF)'s Fire and Rescue Services said they received report of the incident around 6:18 a.m. While an expatriate and a local were injured in the incident, 30 percent of the expatriate’s body was burned. The local who was injured, was reportedly sleeping in the house next door.
The Maldivian was injured by the shards of glass when the windows burst in the explosion.
VNews also understands an elderly woman lost consciousness due to the deafening sound of the explosion.
MNDF said those injured were taken to ADK Hospital for treatment.
While items in the vicinity were thrown more than 100 meters away in the explosion, the glass in the windows and doors were shattered and the doors were flung to the road.
Police are currently investigating the cause of the explosion.