131 traffic fatalities since 2006

In just over six years, 131 persons die in traffic accidents

Traffic accidents have claimed the lives of 131 persons since 2006, home affairs minister Manuel Mallia said this evening.

Replying to a Parliamentary Question, the minister explained that in six-and-a-half years a total of 125 accidents claimed the lives of 131 persons.

The highest number of fatal accidents was recorded in 2009, with 21 fatalities, followed by 2009 and 2010 with 16 deaths recorded in both years.

In 2014, a total of seven persons have lost their lives on the road.