Updated | Two injured in Zebbug fire

The police have said that the two men were taken to Mater Dei Hospital and found to have sustained serious injuries

(File Photo)
(File Photo)

Two people have been seriously injured in an accident at a fireworks factory in Wied Qierda in Haz-Zebbug, the police have confirmed.

In a statement on Saturday evening the police said that two men - a 58-year-old man and a 26-year-old, both from Haz-Zebbug - were injured after a fire developed while they were burning material close to a fireworks factory in the vicinity.

At least two ambulances were dispatched to the scene to take the two individuals to Mater Dei for treatment.

A fire engine, and the Armed Forces of Malta's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit was also at the site of incident.

A magisterial inquiry is ongoing.

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