19 yachts have been burnt beyond repair in a large-scale boatyard fire. Malta’s Civil Protection Unit has said the fire happened just before 1:00am at Tal-Balal, between San Ġwann and Għargħur.
The dramatic inferno took hours to battle and saw a team of 16 working together to fight the flames. According to a report on The Times eight fire trucks were needed to handle the situation and over 180,000 liners of water were used.
The same report also says eyewitnesses saw boat owners crying as their yachts were burning.