Woman found dead under debris

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A body has been found in the debris of a house that collapsed due to ongoing excavation works on an adjacent site in Ħamrun on Monday. The search and rescue operation took more than eight hours.

A police spokesperson confirmed that the lifeless body was found under the debris. Police were searching late into the evening for 54-year-old Miriam Pace, who was trapped in the rubble of her home. The body was located around 10pm and extracted from under the debris half an hour later.

The accident happened in Joseph Abela Scolaro Road at around 2.15pm on Monday.

Officers from the Civil Protection Department have been working on site removing the debris slowly. Sniffer dogs were used to help locate the woman trapped in the rubble.

A medical team was also on site.

The national broadcaster reported that the building contractors and others involved in the project were called to the Police Station for questioning.

The Police had confirmed that a woman in her fifties, Miriam Pace, has been trapped under the debris after a building has collapsed in Ħamrun. The woman’s husband and other family members are present at the scene.

Meanwhile Simon Debono from the Federation of Estate Agents who went on site, claimed that there was avenue for the tampering of evidence.

Repubblika calls for silent protest

Rule of law NGO Repubblika in a Facebook post called for a silent protest on the street where the incident happened. The NGO urged the public to join them at 7pm on Tuesday, close to the site on Abela Scolaro Road, Ħamrun. “Someone is responsible for this murder. We want justice,” the message ended.

🔴 PROTESTA SIEKTA biex tfakkar lil Myriam Pace li nqatlet illum ġewwa darha stess. Repubblika ssejjaħ lil kulħadd għal…

Posted by Repubblika on Monday, March 2, 2020