Updated 5.55pm

A 69-year-old farmer has died after suffering grievous foot injuries when he got trapped by a mechanical plough in a field near Mġarr on Thursday.

The accident happened at 3.15 pm in the area between Mgarr and Fomm ir-Riħ.  

The farmer, who is from Mġarr, was assisted by rescuers from the Civil Protection Department and an ambulance team before being hospitalised.

He succumbed to his injuries soon after.

A magisterial inquiry is under way. 

The scene of the accident. (Police photo),The scene of the accident. (Police photo),

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