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'Disaster' in Maldives as capital suffers water crisis

Posted By Waterlover in Planning and Management

India and Sri Lanka airlifted drinking water to the Maldives after a fire at a desalination plant led to severe shortages and triggered unrest on the streets of the honeymoon islands' capital.

Authorities declared a "disaster situation" after the fire on Thursday led to a drinking water crisis on the main island of Male, one of the world's most densely populated capitals.

Much of the capital was still without drinking water Friday and local media reported that angry residents fought and attacked shops that rationed mineral water, while hotels in Male said supplies were rapidly running out. http://www.dailymail.co.uk -

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