Tributes have been pouring in for Graziella and Fallon Mallia, the mother and daughter tragically killed in a terrible collision near a roundabout between Mġarr and Mosta last night.
The Żabbar community in particular has come forward expressing their condolences at the loss of the pair who were active in the community, both in band clubs as well as the Liverpool Supporters Club.
“Today we woke up to the bad news that two of our members and friends have lost their lives,” Charlie Farrugia, the Liverpool Supporters Club Chairman, said this morning. “On behalf of the Liverpool Supporters club Malta, we would like to express our deepest condolences to the family while also keeping the injured in our prayers. Graziella and Fallon, You’ll never walk alone.”
A colleague and friend of Fallon who worked with her in the St Vincent de Paul home described her as a good woman who loved her son
“Her son was the apple of her eye,” the friend told iNews.” She was always thinking of where to take him and what she can do with him.”
She also spoke about how Fallon was inseparable from her mother Graziella, so much so that “they even died together so they surely wouldn’t be separated”.
The Żabbar community expressed their grief publicly following the loss of their own
“It is a day of anguish for the Żabbar community,” the local council announced this morning. “Condolences to the Mallia family for the loss of Graziella and Fallon Mallia. Without a doubt, the Żabbar community is with you in these difficult moments.”
Some politicians, commentators and individuals also joined in the outpouring of tributes and condolences
The crash occurred after one of the cars was reportedly driving the wrong way
Graziella, 53, and Fallon, 33, were driving by the roundabout between Mġarr and Mosta when their Maruti 800 collided with an Audi A1. The Maruti received severe damage, ending up on the central strip nearby, with the Audi ending up in a ditch that is part of local roadworks.
Two other Maruti passengers, a 12-year-old and a 77-year-old, were certified as suffering with grievous injuries. A 29-year-old passenger from Sliema was not injured, while a 44-year-old passenger from Gżira was also grievously injured.
The 31-year-old driver of the Audi, from Mosta, along with a one-year-old child and an 11-year-old child who were passengers, were also grievously injured, while a 10-year-old child was slightly injured.