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UPDATED: 19-year-old youth dies in Rabat accident, second same-age youth grievously injured

A 19-year-old youth from Ħ’Attard has tragically lost his life and another youth is in danger of dying following a Sunday morning accident in Triq l-Infetti, limits of Rabat.

The accident occurred at about 11.15 a.m. when the driver who was at the wheel of a Volkswagen Bora appears to have lost control and impacted heavily with a tree.

Several Civil Protection Department personnel were called to the scene to extricate the two youths from the car. The youths were given first aid by a medical team from Mater Dei Hospital. Unfortunately, however, one of the youths was certified dead at the scene.

The other youth, who is also aged 19 and hails from Ħ’Attard,  was immediately transferred to Mater Dei Hospital, where he was certified to be suffering from grievous injuries.

An inquiry into the case was opened by the Duty Magistrate Nadine Lia, The Police are carrying out on-site investigations, with the road closed off in both directions.