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Consular office in Catania confirms death of Romanian in Malta

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms, based on data obtained by the representatives of the consular office in Catania (Sicily), that a Romanian citizen died and another was wounded in the storm that hit Malta on Saturday.

The Ministry said in a release that representatives of Romania’s consular office in Catania promptly got in contact with the injured Romanian who is hospitalized in a stable condition.

“According to the data obtained by the representatives of the consular office in Catania, a Romanian national died and another was injured. The injured person was taken to a medical unit in the area, and is in stable condition. The consulate representatives have urgently got in touch with the hospitalized Romanian whose condition is stable; family members have been informed of the incident,” the Foreign Ministry’s release said.

The Romanian consulate in Catania is monitoring the situation as a priority, and is in contact with both local authorities and the Romanian citizen and will provide all the necessary consular assistance, including with the necessary formalities for the repatriation of the body of the deceased, the cited source said.

A man was killed and a woman severely injured when a tree fell on a van carrying them during a storm in Malta on Saturday, Reuters informed. The two were from Romania, traveling one of Malta’s busiest roads in Mriehel district, police added. The road, which leads to the central town of Rabat, was closed after the accident.

Gale force winds and torrential rain have been hitting Malta, flooding roads after months of well below average rainfall.

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