Updated (3) – Another one: Wall of building next to construction site collapses in Pieta

A wall of a block of apartrments in Pieta, situated next to a construction site, collapsed this morning, luckily injuring no-one.

The accident took place in Mimosa Street at around 6am. The police told The Malta Independent that the location of the accident was Hamrun, but it is bordeline with Pieta and under the responsibility of the Pieta local council.

The large hole in the wall exposed the inside of the residence, a kitchen and a sitting room.

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Two persons who resided in the apartment as well as others who live in the block were evacuated as the rest of the edifice remains unstable.

Members of the Civil Protection Department and the police are on site.

The building which collapsed today is close to the area where, in April, an apartment block in Guardamangia Hill also collapsed.

Last week, another four-storey building, this time in Mellieha, also gave in.

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Speaking to the media, Pieta mayor Keith Tanti said the priority of the council was the wellbeing of the residents involved in the accident. He said the council will be doing its utmost to be of assistance to them in this time of need.

NOTE: Anyone with stories to tell about their worries on demolition/construction is asked to send an email on [email protected]

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