Watch: Two in hospital after Sliema pharmacy fire

A fire in a pharmacy in Sliema has left two people requiring hospital treatment.

The emergency services were called to Rudolph Street in the town at about 10:55am.

Two people were taken to Mater Dei Hospital suffering from shock.

Three others were treated by paramedics at the scene for smoke inhalation.

The pharmacy also houses a doctor’s clinic and an optician’s shop.

The block of houses includes the pharmacy, an optician’s and a clinic.

Members of the Civil Protection Department put out the blaze within 20 minutes.

It was reported the blaze could have been started by an electrical fault.

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