Man dies while cleaning Kirkop tunnel


Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A 57-year-old man of Ħaż-Żebbug died tragically while carrying out maintenance work on Ħal Kirkop tunnel on Tuesday.

The police said that they were informed of a possible casualty at 4.30am on Triq l-Industrija.

The victim was on a lifter arm when he got trapped between it and the tunnel’s ceiling.

A medical team and the Civil Protection were called on site.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Duty Magistrate Nadine Lia is leading the inquiry.

The police are investigating the case.