A tourist who was out diving during his stay at AA. Velidhoo Resort has passed away.
Police stated that the deceased is a 69-year-old male.
According to them, he was taken to AA. Bodufolhudhoo Health Centre upon deterioration of his health and he passed away soon after his transfer to Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) in Male'.
Police informed that the case was lodged with them around 10:38 a.m. on Tuesday.
One other tourist also passed away within the last week, who was visiting the same resort.
The number of fatal deaths of tourists vising the Maldives, especially the ones who take part in activities involving the ocean, have become a considerable concern. Among the deceased, most have been of Chinese nationality.
Due to this, discussions into how to strengthen their safety during their stay here were also carried out between the Chinese Embassy in Maldives, the foreign ministry and leading personnel from the tourism industry.