A 10-year-old girl has died following a crash in a narrow country road in Manikata, close to Popeye Village.

The crash happened at 5.35pm and involved a Toyota Aygo driven by a 49-year-old man from Mtarfa and a Nissan Leaf, driven by a 35-year-old woman from Mellie─ža.

The Aygo, in which the girl was travelling, overturned after going out of control. It was being driven by the girl's father. Another 10-year-old girl was also on board. Both were hospitalised. 

The police are investigating reports that the accident happened when another car which was being driven wrong way suddenly stopped and started to reverse. 

Rescuers from the Civil Protection Department were on site along with an ambulance crew to help the drivers and passengers. But efforts to save the girl proved unsuccessful.

A magisterial inquiry is under way. 

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