Opposition files motion for a public inquiry into death of Ħamrun building collapse victim

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Opposition has tabled a motion demanding a public inquiry into the Ħamrun building collapse which claimed the life of Miriam Pace.

In a statement the Nationalist Party explained that it has called on Prime Minister Robert Abela to set up a public inquiry that would establish what led to Miriam Pace’s death. The public inquiry would establish whether the functioning of the institutions and whether the necessary measures were taken to ensure the interest of third parties before and during the excavation works. It would also be established whether the death could have been avoided.

Pace, 54, was killed when her family home collapsed in Ħamrun earlier last month. The tragedy had sparked outrage. The woman was found under debris following an eight hour search.

The Opposition proposed that a Judge would chair the inquiry board and a magistrate would also sit on the board. The board of inquiry should have all the resources and means to fulfill the scope of such an inquiry, Partit Nazzjonalista said.

The inquiry report would then be submitted to the Speaker of the House which would be published without delay.

“The Opposition is tabling this motion after more than a month since Miriam Pace was killed and after several calls for a public inquiry,” Partit Nazzjonalista said.