Malta’s emergency helpline restored after lightning strike

Malta’s national emergency helpline has been restored after it was knocked out by this morning’s thunderstorm.

The 112 number was out of action for around three hours following a lightning strike.

A Home Affairs Minstry spokesman had told 89.7 Bay: ‘The ministry is appealing to the public that, in the case of an emergency, to call the alternative number 25458200.

‘Work is currently being undertaken so that the system can function once again.’

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