No one was injured in a fire that broke out early this morning when a bus caught fire in Burmarrad.
The Malta Public Transport company that runs the public transport service said that the fire broke out on a bus that was serving on route 31 in the direction of Bugibba. All passengers disembarked safely according to established procedures.
Several workers from the Civil Protection Department were called to the scene to control the fire and assist passengers who were present.
The company said that it has launched an internal investigation to determine what led to these fires. It expressed its regret for any inconvenience and thanked the respective authorities for their immediate assistance.
The road was to be closed to traffic in both directions.