Two injured after gas explosion, fire in apartment

Two people hospitalized after gas explosion causes fire in Bugibba apartment

Two people were injured in a fire at an apartment in Triq il-Halel, Bugibba at around noon.

The cause of the fire is still unknown but preliminary investigations suggest that the fire developed after a chemical reaction caused a gas explosion in the apartment’s kitchen.

Members of the Civil Protection Department controlled the fire, while an ambulance conveyed the injured to Mater Dei Hospital.

Their condition is not yet known.

Police investigations are ongoing.