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Foreign Minister Extends Condolences to those Affected by Explosion in Mongolia

According to Al Jazeera, at least six people have been killed, including three firefighters, due to an explosion and fire resulting from a collision of a truck carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) with a car.
The fire that erupted as a result of the crash, and gas spillage, has caused a gigantic fire, with more than 600 firefighters dispatched to help combat the flames. The fire has injured a further 11 people at an intersection near Dunjin-garav market, according to Mongolia’s National Emergency Management Agency.
On top of the human casualties, severe property damage has been caused by the fire, with multiple nearby buildings swallowed in flames, including a residential building. The Mongolian emergency services also shared photos of windows broken because of the blast at a school.
In a post on X, Foreign Minister Moosa Zameer has offered his condolences to those affected by the blast and following fire.

Minister Zameer has recently been working with the Mongolian Foreign Ministry, which resulted in the approval of visa exemptions for Maldivians traveling to Mongolia.