The Malta Independent 17 January 2019, Thursday

Water spray used in demolition work… but only until tank truck emptied

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 08:55 Last update: about 9 months ago

Demolition work of two villas in St Julian’s continued this morning, with water spray initially used to contain the spreading of the dust.

But the demolition workers adhered to the regulations only until the supply of water in one, single tank truck – which we commonly refer to as bowser – finished.

For some time, water was sprayed over the building that was being demolished, but once the water finished, it was back to square one – as happened last Saturday, when the demolition works were carried out without any water sprayed, which led to clouds of dust enveloping this part of St Julian’s.


There was also a lucky escape too, as a boulder that was brought down ended up near the edge of the surrounding wall, and part of it crashed onto the street below, missing a van that was being driven up the road by inches.

The photo below shows the boulder and the huge stone that fell onto the road, which was later lifted onto the pavement by one of the workers.

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