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UPDATED: Car Explosion Reported In Msida

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Photo: Petra Chircop

A man has been badly injured after a car exploded at 10:30 this morning in Msida. 

The incident took place in Marina Street, right near the Workers’ Monument. According to the report by Times of Malta, the car blew up, and then caught fire.

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The victim has been identified as Romeo Bone, a 40-year-old man from Floriana, who is “well known to the police“, and is currently receiving treatment at Mater Dei Hospital.

This explosion comes less than a month after another car bomb was set off in Marsa, killing a 65-year-old man on January 29th.

If you have any more information on this incident, email us on [email protected] or send us a message on Facebook.

Video: Nicole Cutajar

The traffic situation is understandably bad – particularly with routes to the north

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A live traffic-cam from Msida caught the whole thing

And the current situation can be monitored right now through this link.

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The aftermath was also live-streamed on Facebook via NET News’ page

We’ll be updating the story as we get more information.

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