Two dead, two injured in Gozo fireworks factory blast - preliminary reports
Two men lost their lives and at least another two have been injured, propably seriously, in a fireworks factory explosion near Gharb in Gozo at about 6.10 pm. today, according to preliminary reports.
Eyewitnesses said they saw a big mushroom-shaped cloud over the scene.
Three explosions were heard over a wide area.
The fireworks were for the feast of Our Lady of Victories being celebrated in Xaghra on Wednesday.
This was the fifth fireworks factory explosion this year. A man died in an explosion at the August 15 fireworks factory in Dwejra, Mosta on August 13 and another died last May at St Catherine’s Fireworks Factory in Marsaxlokk.
Two men lost their lives in February at the St Sebastian Fireworks Factory in Qorm and another two escaped unhurt in another explosion at St Bartolomeo Factory in Gharghur in April.
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