In­tact fire­work com­po­nents found in Sliema swim­ming zone

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Small can­is­ters and other plas­tic ob­jects found on the rocks in the sea near Ex­iles in Sliema are fire­work com­po­nents, sources within the py­rotech­nic in­dus­try have con­firmed.

A woman re­ported that she had found the ob­jects while swim­ming near In­de­pen­dence Gar­den. She up­loaded the pho­tos, ask­ing peo­ple to iden­tify what the ob­jects were and where they had to come from, stat­ing that there were around 15 black cups and at least 20 of the balls found.

This news­room at first con­tacted the Civil Pro­tec­tion Depart­ment (CPD), ask­ing whether they could con­firm that these were parts of fire­works. The CPD was un­able to con­firm they were.

Asked what pre­cau­tions peo­ple should take when com­ing into con­tact with such items at sea, the CPD said that the best thing to do would be to in­form the po­lice and let them han­dle it.

While not con­firm­ing whether the ob­jects were parts of fire­works, the CPD said that, if they were, they could pos­si­bly be dan­ger­ous. It said that such sus­pi­cious ob­jects should al­ways be re­ported to the po­lice.

Sources within the fire­work in­dus­try later said that the spheres were part of coloured petards, known in Mal­tese as blalen tal-ku­lur, which had failed to ig­nite.

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