A gas cylinder explosion in a house in Male' has injured two individuals today.

Maldives National Defense Force MNDF said that a gas cylinder had exploded on the 5th floor of H. Thin Thoonu earlier today. It said that the report of the incident came in around 12:13 pm in the afternoon.

MNDF said that two men were injured in the explosion and that they had sustained several burn wounds on their bodies.

It added that both the injured victims had been taken to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Last November a fire incident occurred on a sea vessel docked at Gaafu Dhaalu Thinadhoo lagoon after a gas cylinder on the boat had leaked.

The incident had fatally injured two individuals who later succumbed to their burn injuries. Authorities had said two others were also injured in the situation.