Watch – One person dead after car falls off cliff in Gharghur

A person has died after a car fell off a cliff in Gharghur on Friday morning. 

The police confirmed the accident took place at 8.15am.

The car burst into flames as soon as it hit the side of the cliff. Members of the Civil Protection Department found a body inside after the flames were put out. 

The victim has not yet been identified but eyewitnesses said they believe it is a woman. CPD personnel are at this stage unsure whether there was anyone else in the rental vehicle, a Citroen C1, and a search is underway in the surrounding area. 

The cause of the accident is not yet known, a police spokesperson said (video below).

The police are trying to identify the company that rented the car in hopes of identifying the victim.

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Gharghur press briefing from The Malta Independent on Vimeo.

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