UPDATED (3): Luiga Magro identified as the woman who died after being run over in Qrendi
A woman lost her life in a fatal accident this morning in Qrendi, in the area known as il-Maqluba.
The Police told TVM that the accident happened at around 8am in Triq it-Tempesta.
From initial information it appears that the victim is a woman, aged 81, who was run over as she was crossing the road. She died on the spot.
The car which hit the woman was a Volkswagen Up, driven by a 30-year-old woman from Mqabba.
Magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit has opened an inquiry and the Police are investigating.
Meanwhile, from information which TVM has managed to obtain at the scene, it appears that shortly before the accident the woman was cutting the prickly pear leaves on the side of the road. When she was hit the by the car, she was crossing from the bend in the road, and was carrying the leaves in a cardboard box in her hands.
People at the scene said that the victim was Luiga Magro, known as ‘Ġiġa l-purtinara’, because she spent her life working as a cleaner at the Qrendi primary school. They said that Ġiġa was loved and respected by many children who go to this school because she used to look out for them a lot