A three-year-old boy is in critical condition after falling from a balcony at a house in Żebbuġ.

The incident happened on Friday evening at around 8.45pm at a residence at Triq Patri Pelagju Mifsud.

The police said in a statement on Saturday that the child fell off a balcony at a one-storey height. He was rushed to mater Dei Hospital by ambulance and is receiving treatment there for his serious injuries.

Magistrate Noel Bartolo is leading an inquiry into the incident.

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