A patient at Mt Carmel Hospital has been found dead after breaking out of the institution by climbing out of a window.

The Ministry of Health said it had appointed an administrative inquiry. Magistrate Natasha Galea Xiberras is heading a separate inquiry.

The patient was voluntarily admitted on Friday and ran away by breaking open a window on Saturday.

The police and relatives were alerted and a search was launched.

The patient was found dead on Sunday morning.

Sign up to our free newsletters

Get the best updates straight to your inbox:
Please select at least one mailing list.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By subscribing, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing.