The Malta Independent 25 May 2020, Monday

Hamrun tragedy: Miriam Pace’s family endorses call for public inquiry into collapse

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 14:18 Last update: about 3 months ago

The family of a woman who died when her house collapsed in March has endorsed a call by the Nationalist Party for a public inquiry into the incident.

Pace, 54, lost her life when her house collapsed into an adjacent construction site on 3 March. The collapse is believed to be connected with excavation works that were being carried out next door.

Earlier this week, the PN tabled a motion calling on Prime Minister Robert Abela to launch a public inquiry that in two months' time must report whether the relevant institutions performed what was expected of them to protect the lives and interests of third persons.

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The PN said that the public inquiry should establish whether the institutions responsible consisted of qualified and competent individuals and whether it was well-resourced to deal with enforcement.

In a statement, the Pace family, through their lawyers, said that it had taken note of the PN's call for a public inquiry. The family said it expects its lawyers - David Bonello and Joe Giglio - to be consulted with regard to the composition of the board.  

 


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