Five people were injured in an explosion that took place in Zejtun yesterday at around 6.30pm in a carpark in Vjal il-25 ta’ Novembru.

Two Belgian women and a Belgian man, together with a 32-year-old Maltese woman and a young child were injured. All were taken to Mater Dei Hospital. Their medical condition is not yet known.

Reports that the explosion was caused by a petard have not been confirmed.