UPDATED: Elderly woman dies in fire at her residence in Rabat

A woman, aged 74, lost her life this morning after a fire broke out at her residence in Rabat.

A Police spokesman confirmed with TVM that the woman was certified dead on the spot.

The Police were informed that their assistance was needed at around 6.45am in Triq San Patrizju, in Rabat.

Investigations into the fire continue while Magistrate Victor Axiaq has opened an inquiry.