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.


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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