A fireman was injured on Wednesday afternoon when the vehicle he was travelling in overturned in a valley near Qormi. A companion was unharmed although he was hospitalised for a check-up.

The firemen were on their way to attend to reports of a fire in Siġġiewi when their vehicle hit a low wall and left the road, crashing upside down about 1.5 metres below the level of the road.

The police said a 22-year-old from St Paul's Bay was seriously injured while the other fireman, a 37-year-old from Żurrieq was unhurt.

The Civil Protection Department said both men are fully responsive and under medical observation. It wished them a speedy recovery. 

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