Malta: Mother and daughter die in traffic accident l/o Mosta – Updated

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Two women died and seven were injured in a major traffic accident in Buqana, Mosta close to the roundabout which leads to Mgarr on Sunday night. The accident took place at around 9pm in an area where road works are taking place.

53 year old Graziella Mallia and her daughter 31 year old Fallon, from Zabbar were the victims.

It involved a Maruti and an Audi. Health Minister Chris Fearne said that Mater Dei Hospital has declared a major incident after two people died and seven were taken to hospital.

One of them is a young girl.

Police Statement:

Yesterday the 14th of April 2019, at 2030hrs, the Police were informed that a traffic accident between two vehicles occured in Triq l-Imgarr, Imgarr.

Preliminary investigations by the District Police found that for unknown reasons an Audi A1 and a Maruti 800 collided. The driver of the maruti and a passenger, aged 53 and 31 years respectively were certified dead on site. A 77-year-old and a 12-year-old person were certified as suffering from serious injuries, a 44-year-old person suffered grievous injuries and a 29-year-old person suffered no injuries.

The driver of the Audi, a 31-year-old person together with an 11-year-old and a 1-year-old suffered grievious injuries whilst a 10-year-old person suffered slight injuries.

Members from the Civil Protection Department together with an Ambulance team called on site to assist all the injured persons.

Police investigations are still on-going and a Magisterial Inquiry was also appointed.

This is how it was reported:

TVM reports that the case happened when two cars were involved in a head-on collision on the road that leads from Mosta to Mgarr.

The accident, which happened on Sunday night, involved a Maruti and an Audi. MaltaTodsy reports that the two people inside the Maruti were certified dead on the spot.

Originally, the Malta Independent reported that six cars were involved in a traffic accident in Mosta this evening, with several people reported to be injured

One News is reporting that two people have died.

The accident took place on the road that leads from Mosta to Mgarr. Newsbook carried live reporting from site.

Ilum reported that six were injured.

According to a spokesperson for Mater Dei Hospital, four children and three adults were hospitalised. Two of the injured are understood to have sustained serious injuries.

The Times reports that eyewitness counted four ambulances on the scene and another two on the way as well as several fire-engines and police cars.

TVM confirmed that accident happened on the site where road widening works are underway.

A Ferrari sports car ended up in the same ditch a few metres away on Saturday morning, The Times said.

The case triggered the Major Incident status to be declared at Mater Dei Hospital. We ask the general public to avoid attending A&E hospital areas unnecessarily.

Net News carries footage from the location and reminds that this is the second tragic accident in 24 hours.

This is a developing story.

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