Three dead, two injured in Gozo fireworks factory blast
Three people lost their lives, one is in a critical condition and another seriously injured in a fireworks factory explosion near Gharb in Gozo at about 6.10 pm. today, the police said.
They said that it was not excluded that there had been more people on site at the time of the explosion and the search is continuing.
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.
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