Four people were hospitalised following a traffic accident in Triq Dun Karm, Birkirkara (Birkirkara by-pass) at 6pm. Their condition is not yet known.

The police said a Daihatsu Sirion that was being driven towards Valletta by a 58-year-old man from Birkirkara crashed with a Mitsubishi Lancer that was being driven towards Lija by a 28-year-old man from Iklin. Both drivers and two Daihatsu passengers were injured.

Soon after the crash, the Daihatsu caught fire.

Part of the road is closed to traffic.