08
January
2019
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15:12
Europe/Amsterdam

Fire incident at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Fire at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives 

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At 11pm on 2nd January a fire broke out at Gili Lankanfushi. Seven over-water villas plus one restaurant were destroyed in the fire, however thankfully no-one was injured. The cause of the fire is still unknown, but Gili Lankanfushi is working closely with the Maldives National Defence Force and a full investigation is now underway.

Due to the bravery of the entire Gili team for prioritising the wellbeing of the guests and calmly escorting them to safety as soon as the alarm was raised, no one was injured, a deep gratitude also goes to the firefighters from the Maldives National Defence Force who were able to contain the fire.

Maldives’ Minister of Tourism, Mr Ali Waheed, visited the island the night of the fire and has been supporting the team to ensure all guests are being taken care of with alternative accommodation, flights home and any necessary travel documents.

The full extent of damage has still to be assigned, hoewever the resort will be closed for the foreseeable future. In the meantime, the team is in close touch with future guests and travel partners to assist with rearranging or refunding their holidays whilst Gili repairs the damage to re-open the resort.

More updates soon