Watch: Court visits site of tragic Ħamrun building collapse

Updated 03:21 PM

LIVE: Aċċess tal-Qorti fis-sit fejn mietet Miriam Pace

Posted by on Monday, July 27, 2020

A Court is paying a visit to the Ħamrun site in which a building site collapse led to 54-year-old Miriam Pace being killed in her own home as the compilation of evidence continues against the men accused of causing her death through negligence continues.

Four men have been arraigned over the incident: architect Roderick Camilleri, site technical officer Anthony Mangion, contractor Ludwig Dimech and construction worker Nicholas Spiteri. All have been accused of involuntary homicide – with the first three also accused of making a false declaration – and are pleading not guilty. Magistrate Joe Mifsud is presiding over the compilation of evidence.

During proceedings earlier this month, Pace’s daughter Ivana Portelli had revealed that her mother had scheduled an appointment with a psychologist over the anxiety caused by the construction works.

Portelli has been outspoken over the case, and has long lamented the authorities’ failure to hold a public inquiry into her mother’s tragic death.

In the wake of the latest tragic death in a building collapse – that of 32-year-old Gambian construction worker Sarjo Conteh in Cospicua last week – Portelli questioned how many lives needed to be lost before any action is taken.