An man died and two other persons were taken to hospital earlier this morning, after an apartment caught fire in Msida, close to the G.F. Abela Junior College.

The incident took place at around 7.10am in Oscar Zammit Road. The Civil Protection Department were called to extinguish the flames which seem to have been “extensive”. The elderly, a seventy year old man was found dead after being believed he had the man died after fallen down a shaft. The other two, a 25 year old male and a 66 year old female were taken to hospital. The extent of their injuries and their condition is yet unknown.