7-year-old boy dies after being run over

Updated 09:51 AM
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Malta Police Force

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A 7-year-old boy died this morning, in Siġġiewi, after being run over.

A spokesperson for the Police confirmed that he was run over in the Ta’ Kandja area. An excavator ran him over at 7.05am. It appears that there was no one in the excavator at the time; it had rolled down a slope on its own.

He was accompanying a relative who was working in the quarry at the time.

An ambulance was called on-site, which certified the little boy’s death. An inquiry has been instated, led by Magistrate Josette Demicoli. Officials from the Occupational Health and Safety Authority were also present on site.