Maldivian authorities said that President escaped unhurt while his wife suffered 'not serious' injuries. While the reason of the blast is yet to be ascertained, it is most likely to have taken place in the engine compartment.
"The explosion happened while the President and his wife were returning from the airport to Male after concluding their Haj visit. The President did not get injured but his wife did and is being treated at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH). The injuries are not serious as per reports we have received so far," Maldivian High Commissioner to India Ahmed Mohamed said.
He said that the President Yameen and others were quickly transferred to an accompanying police speedboat and brought to Male.


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