A motorcylist died this morning when his motorcycle was involved in a head-on collision with a bus.

The accident happened shortly before 10am on the road between Mgarr and Ghajn Tuffieha. The motorcyclist, father-of-two Christopher Farrugia, from Birzebbuga, died on the spot.

People on the scene said the accident appeared to have happened when the motorcycle was overtaking another car.

The road was closed while a magisterial inquiry was carried out.

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