Mount Carmel has confirmed that another patient has escaped the mental health hospital and that a fight broke out between patients.
Lovin Malta is informed the patient who escaped was housed at Ward 8B, which is designated for male drug addicts and which hit the news last year after patients and staff flagged the horrendous state of affairs there.
The patient is the second to escape from Mount Carmel in recent weeks, after a suicidal patient escaped the institution through a bathroom window. The young man was later found dead at a Bugibba hotel, in what is believed to be a suicide.
The fight broke out at the same ward in which the runaway patient was housed, but Mount Carmel said the two incidents were unrelated.
It is unknown what spurred the fight, but patients at the ward were behaving aggressively and knocked down a door.