Updated at 8.30am

Prompt action by the authorities prevented a fire from spreading to other vehicles after a parked bus caught fire at the Ċirkewwa terminus on Monday morning.

Police said there was no driver or passengers on board at the time.

A Malta Public Transport spokesman said that the priority was to move the other buses away from the blazing bus to ensure that they were not damaged.

The operator said emergency procedures were activated and that a response team went on site to offer assistance to authorities. 

The fire has been extinguished but witnesses said the bus was completely destroyed.

Investigations are still under way.

 

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