An elderly man was grievously injured on Friday while trying to control a grass fire.

The police said the incident happened at a field in Triq il-Ħofor, Qormi, at around noon.

The 76-year-old victim, who is from Qormi, was given first aid by a medical team and members of the Civil Protection Department on site and was then taken to Mater Dei Hopsital by ambulance.

The police are investigating.

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