After a night in boats
One young man who arrived in a wooden boat (dhoni) said they had been in the boat since 6.00 pm on December 26. The women and children with elderly had stayed in the crowded boat throughout the night, with uncertainty and fear of more waves. The young man said two more boats were on their way to Male'. The island of Dhiffushi had been evacuated and the people were heading for what they hoped was safety.