The popular Duke’s snack bar at Imsida today ended up with part of its ceiling collapsed. The snack bar is in Triq Bordin near the Junior College and is frequented by many workers and students during the week.
It was shortly before mid-day that Jason Carabott, the man operating the Duke’s Snack Bar, who was shocked when he discovered that part of the ceiling inside the bar had collapsed.
Mr Carabott tearfully told TVM that he escaped injury and thanked God that no one was hurt as the snack bar is closed on Saturday. “If the ceiling gave way during the week, people would have died!, he said.
At the time of the accident, construction work was underway on the floor above the bar, in which a block of apartments is being built.
The snack bar’s owner, Charles Duca, told TVM he is very angry because they drew the attention of the builders about banging being heard against the ceiling and despite, the architect’s assurance, the ceiling collapsed to their loss as the bar is their livehood.