Three dead was the grim tally on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as the Maltese security services were kept busy as a result of various incidents.On Friday morning a 20-25-year old unidentified man was found dead in Sliema, probably a result of a drug overdose. Another man, 30, was found dead in a residence in Zejtun in the afternoon, most probably the second drug victim on Christmas Day.
In both cases the autopsies have to determine the cause of the death.
The police also report they made four arrests in Paceville over possesion of cocaine and ecstasy following inspections in different entertainment establishments on Christmas Eve. The persons in custody are aged 16-25.
Favourite Channel TV reports in video:
On Thursday evening a 59-year-old man died at the wheel of his car and crashed into parked cars in Sta Venera. Causes of accident still unclear. Then at around 0445 CET two vehicles collided on the coast road in Bahar ic-Caghaq, leaving five slightly injured.
Favourite Channel TV once again reports on these two accidents:
On Thursday afternoon, the Armed Forces of Malta were called to evacuate four Ukrainian crewman on board the ship MV Etel some 2 nautical miles off Mellieha. They had inhaled fumes while working in the ship’s ballast tanks. The strong winds and bad weather hampered attempts to winch the crewmen on board a helicopter so they were transferred to an AFM patrol boat, which took them to Bugibba where they were then transferred to ambulances and taken to Mater Dei Hospital.
Early on Friday morning members of the Civil Protection were called to extinguish a fire in a coffee shop in Spinola, St. Julians. No one was injured.
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