UPDATED: Smoke envelops bus after it develops fault in air conditioning

A thick cloud of smoke was seen coming out of a bus this morning in Floriana in the area known as Ta’ Sarria after it developed a fault in its air conditioning system.

The incident happened at around 7am and members of the Civil Protection Unit were on site shortly afterwards.

The passengers who were on board the bus were asked to disembark until the situation was brought under control. The road was closed to traffic.

By 8 a.m. everything was back to normal. No one was injured in the incident.