Condition of young man wounded by sword during Rinella re-enactment improves

The condition of the 18-year-old teenager from Tarxien who was accidentally pierced by a sword during the re-enactment of a duel at Fort Rinella, has improved and it is no longer listed as being critical.

The accident took place on Tuesday at 12.45pm in front of a crowd of spectators which included tourists.

What should have been the usual ‘sword fight’ display which is produced by the Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna, ended suddenly when one of the actors was seriously injured and was admitted to the hospital in danger of dying.

Watch: L-inċident fir-Rinella: ix-xabla daħlet minn taħt il-pulmun u nifdet sax-xewka tad-dahar