A 10 year old girl died after being involved in a bad traffic accident in Triq il-Prajjiet, in Manikata.

The incident occurred at around 5.30pm. The girl was with her sister and father when the father lost control of the vehicle and toppled over.

The car allegedly driven by tourists was driving wrong way on the road between Manikata and Popeye Village. Eventually the car started reversing after being advised they were driving on the wrong side.

A few moments later, the vehicle being driven by the father accompanied by his two children approached. It seems that the father did not see the two cars moving slowly. As a result he braked suddenly and for some reason toppled over with the car that kept moving for about another 50m.

In the car there was a 10 year old girl who most urgently taken to Mater Dei, but unfortunately she lost her life. The father suffered no injuries while the other girl has slight injuries.

Our sincere condolences to the family!