Man critically injured in Maltese sword-fight reenactment

A 18-year-old performer at Malta’s Fort Rinella was critically injured when a sword-fight reenactment that was being staged for the entertainment of tourists visiting the fort went horribly wrong.

Cannon Firing at Fort Rinella.

Cannon Firing at Fort Rinella. Image by Ben Cohen / CC BY-SA 2.0

The man was dressed in historical costume and acting out a duel with a colleague when he accidentally came into the path of the other man’s sword and was struck. He was taken to hospital and treated in the Intensive Treatment Unit, but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening, though infection may pose a greater risk. Read more: 

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