Sirens can be heard as the latest news comes in that a building in Mellieħa has collapsed. The incident happened in Main Street.

Early morning at around 6am, members of the Civil Protection were called in Mellieħa. Unfortunately we have been informed that some wounded people were on site, and so a number of ambulances were called. A person has been trapped inside the debris of the collapsed apartment building in Mellieħa.

The site was a four-storey building in Main Street, Mellieħa near the former Shoppers Supermarket. Construction is taking place next door. The situation is being considered one of high level, in fact all emergency forces were mobilised.

This is the second incident where an apartment block collapses due to third party construction, the recent one being a block in Gwardamangia, where luckily people living in the apartments managed to escape.