Marsa shop fire leaves one dead

The police said the victim is a 25-year-old Egyptian man 

A 25-year-old Egyptian man has died in a fire at a shop on Thursday morning in Marsa.

The incident occurred around 5am in Triq Ħal Qormi.

Media reports say the victim was Maged Saad Malak Eshak, who owned the shop.

It was reported that Eshak was expected to get married in the coming weeks.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Members of the Civil Protection Department were called to the site to control the fire.

People living near the shop were evacuated for safety reason.

Magistrate Yana Micallef Stafrace has been appointed to the inquiry.

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