A barge used by a local company for feeding the fish in fish farms has been engulfed by fire at Marsaxlokk.
Sources close to the site told tvm.com.mt that the barge, which was laid up in a boatyard, caught fire at about 1.00 p.m., and an explosion was heard shortly afterwards.
At the time of the explosion thee were apparently no persons on the barge.
The cause of the fire is still not known.
Police and Civil Protection personnel are presently on site to control the flames. A medical team from Mater Dei hospital has also been summoned.
Mor details as and when available.