Update (1): Watch: Residence wall collapses near construction site in Ħamrun

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A wall forming part of a private residence has collapsed near a construction site in Triq Mimoża in Ħamrun on Thursday. Newsbook.com.mt has received confirmation of the incident from a Police spokesperson. Police, Civil Protection and an ambulance were called on the site.

The incident happened at around 8am, at which point the residents of the house ran outside on the street. Police sources have confirmed that all the residents have managed to get out of the building and are all safe and sound.

 

Further details to follow.

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