Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
An 81 year old man found lying on the ground just off National Road, Blata l-Bajda, towards Marsa, has been certified as dead, the police have said.
Police said that they had become aware of the incident at around 4.05pm.
Medical staff from Floriana Medical centre were called to the site but the man was certified as dead.
The man was understood to be an 81 year old resident of Floriana.
Magistrate Dr A. Demicoli has opened an inquiry and has appointed various experts to assist.
A police investigation is now commencing.
Prior to the police statement, they did not suspect foul-play.