The Malta Independent 8 April 2020, Wednesday

Part of Zurrieq fireworks factory blows up in suspected lightning strike

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 17:23 Last update: about 13 days ago

Part of a fireworks factory in Zurrieq blew up after a suspected lightning strike on Wednesday afternoon.

The incident took place at the Our Lady of Mt Carmel fireworks factory, at around 4.45pm. A large plume of smoke was seen rising above the complex.

It is believed that a lightning bolt struck a room that was used to store pyrotechnic material.

According to reports, no one was at the factory at the time of the explosion, and there have been no reported injuries.

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Units from the police, the Civil Protection Department and the army's explosives disposal unit are on site to make sure that the area is safe.

 

Main photo: Net News


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