Updated at 2.25pm. 

A man has been killed in a crash between a horse sulky and a car in Rabat on Friday morning.

The 66-year-old victim was riding the sulky along with another 64-year-old man when it was involved in a collision with a Skoda Yeti driven by a 49-year-old woman.

The 64-year-old man was later certified as having only suffered slight injuries. 

It happened on Triq Ħad Dingli at around 9am, police said and all involved were residents of Rabat.

First aid was administered at the scene but the 66-year-old was declared dead at Mater Dei hospital. The other sulky rider's injuries are unknown. 

The Office of the Commissioner for Animal Welfare said two horses were involved in the accident.

"We have been assured that both horses have been secured and are being seen by a vet," it said. 

Police are investigating and a magisterial inquiry is ongoing. 

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