Updated: 7-year-old-boy crushed to death by bulldozer at Ta’ Kandja quarry

A 7-year-old boy died on Thursday morning after he was crushed by a bulldozer inside a quarry in Ta’ Kandja, limits of Siggiewi.

According to reports, the unmanned vehicle, which was parked on a ramp, started moving downwards, crushing the boy.

The accident happened at around 7am.

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A medical team from Mater Dei Hospital went on site but the boy was certified dead at the scene.

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In an official statement, the police said that Rapid Intervention Unit officers had gone on site and from the preliminary investigations it results that a bulldozer moved backwards and hit the child. During the incident, the police said, a relative of the child was on site conducting his work in the quarry.

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Magistrate Josette Demicoli is conducting a magisterial inquiry and police investigations are ongoing. Health and Safety Authority Officials also went on site.

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Photos by Alenka Falzon

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