Updated 4.15pm

A woman was lucky to escape with no injuries when a section of her roof came crashing in under the weight of bricks being transported onto an adjacent building. 

Parts of the ceiling crashed down into the bedroom, but luckily the 51-year-old managed to get out of the room in the nick of time. Her husband happened to be in the kitchen at the time.

Police said the incident took place in Pace Street, behind the Fortina Hotel, around 3pm.

An ambulance was on site but no injuries were reported.

The crane was elevating the material for a new building next door when for some reason the stack tilted and crashed onto the roof of the apartments in the busy area.

A magisterial inquiry is under way. Police are investigating.

Further details to follow

The Sliema incident. Photo: Jonathan BorgThe Sliema incident. Photo: Jonathan Borg

The crane in Pace Street.The crane in Pace Street.