Man, 25, dies after Ħamrun shop fire

Monique Agius

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A 25-year-old man tragically died after a fire broke in a shop in Ħamrun on Thursday morning.

A police spokesperson told that a fire broke out in a shop on Triq Ħal Qormi at 5am.

Police units, firefighters and a medical team were deployed and the fire was brought under control. Neighbours were also evacuated from adjacent buildings.

The victim was identified on Thursday afternoon as a 25-year-old Egyptian man.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

A magisterial inquiry into the case is underway. It is being led by Magistrate Yana Micallef Stafrace.