Romanian man dead, woman injured following strong storm in Malta

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A Romanian man has died, while a Romanian woman has been severely injured after a tree fell on a van carrying them during a storm in Malta on Saturday.

The 38-year-old Romanian man and the 32-year-old Romanian woman  were driving on one of Malta’s busiest roads in Mriehel district around 6:30a.m. Saturday morning, police informed.  The two Romanians were living in Malta, in Mosta town, in northern country.

Emergency services were called to the scene immediately, including a medical team from Mater Dei as well as Civil Protection unit.  Traffic was closed off in Notabile Street, and a magisterial inquiry has been opened, reported.

Gale force winds and torrential rain have been hitting Malta, flooding roads after months of well below average rainfall, with the police and the civil protection department advising motorists to avoid the roads unless their journey was essential.

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