A 30-year-old man from Hamrun was seriously injured on Thursday afternoon as a fierce fire destroyed several boats at a storage facility adjacent to the Polidano plant at Ħal-Farruġ.

The man had been working on a boat where the fire started. Another man suffered smoke inhalation.

The alarm was raised at about 3.10pm and a plume of dark smoke could be seen from several parts of Malta. 


People who work in the vicinity or shop at the nearby Cash and Carry were evacuated.

Photos above and below - Matthew Mirabelli


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