UPDATED with video: Man grievously injured after boat catches fire in Kalkara

A 37-year-old Italian was grievously injured late last night after his boat caught fire in Kalkara.

13015439_1270707192941227_6608976717763080893_n (1)In a statement the Police said that the fire started at around 9.20 p.m. when they were called to give assistance inside the boat yard at Xatt il-Kalkara, Kalkara.

From their preliminary investigations the Police said that for some reason the boat caught fire with an Italian man on board who suffered burns as a result.

He was taken o Mater Dei for treatment while members of the Civil Protection Department were also called to give assistance.

A police investigation is under way and more details will be provided as they come in.