Occupants of a van experienced a harrowing ordeal that ended without injury as the vehicle they were in suddenly caught fire yesterday morning on the Mellieħa bypass.
Quick response by members of the Civil Protection unit helped contain the flames, preventing a potentially dire situation.
The incident unfolded around 10:30 a.m. near the bypass of the picturesque locality.
Eyewitnesses described a dramatic scene as the van’s interior was engulfed in flames, emitting thick plumes of smoke that billowed into the sky.
Thanks to the swift and coordinated efforts of the Civil Protection team, the fire was brought under control, averting what could have been a catastrophic incident.
The occupants of the van were able to escape unscathed.
The accident, although leaving no casualties, did lead to traffic congestion in the vicinity. As a precautionary measure, the lane heading towards Cirkewwa had to be temporarily closed, causing a ripple effect on the flow of vehicles in the area. Authorities worked diligently to manage the traffic situation and restore normalcy as swiftly as possible.