Drinking water supply crisis for Maldives' capital
A fire at a desalination treatment plant has left Maldives capital city Malé without drinking water. The Maldives authorities declared a disaster situation after fighting broke out when shops rationed mineral water.
India has today (Friday) been airlifting bottled water on to the island.
According to Minivan News, the Malé Water and Sewerages Company (MWSC) cut off the water supply to control damage after underground cables connecting the switch room and generator caught fire. The facility's electricity is supplied by its own generators.
The treatment plant is the sole provider of clean desalinated water to Malé's 100,000-plus residents as the "traditional" well water has become unhygienic.
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