Minutes after a house in Hamrun collapsed, killing a woman, the distraught husband approached the contractors employed on the plot next to his residence to ask them a question which encapsulates all the drama.
“Now tell me how I will get my wife from under the rubble,” Carmel Pace said as he was pulled away by a police officer.
Miriam Pace, 54, died on Monday afternoon after the house she resided in collapsed into the void of an adjacent plot where excavation was taking place.
She was found under the rubble just before 10pm, nearly eight hours after the building collapsed.
The video shows a timeline of what happened on Monday.
Video editing: Alenka Falzon