A 5-year-old boy has died while swimming in an uninhabited island near HA. Dhihdhoo.
The five-year-old victim, Ahmed Shifan, is native to Nolhivaranfaru.
According to HA. Atoll Hospital in Dhihdhoo, the child was brought to the hospital around 11:00 a.m. upon drowning. He was already lifeless when brought to the hospital, they said.
When contacted, Dhihdhoo council said the hospital informed them of the death of the child via a phone call. They, however, did not disclose further details about the incident.
VNews understands the child died while swimming during a picnic with family at uninhabited “Kuda Rah” near Dhihdhoo.
The island council has informed that they are readying the deceased’s body for the burial procession.