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Collapse Victims Forced To Spend Night Outside Watching Over Their Home After Police Abandon Site

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The family who lived in a recently collapsed building have been made to stand guard over their home after Police told them they would need to speak to the developer to provide security.

“When [the family] went to tell the Police that nobody was keeping watch of the building, they told them that the inquiry had concluded and no one even had the decency to tell us!” Janet Walker, one of the residents of the apartment block, wrote on social media.

The building, located in Pieta’, partially collapsed last Thursday, leaving a massive hole on the first floor, providing an understandably easy entry point into their homes.

Walker, who had uploaded a video to social media complaining about tremors a month before the collapse, said that her neighbours told her they eventually slept outside their home to keep guard.

“[The Police] told them they would need to speak to the developer to provide security. And this is the man who said he isn’t going to pay anyone!”

“The family are still outside! Can’t someone from the authorities do something? We are Maltese citizens who have paid our taxes for every paycheck.”

Yesterday, Walker also took to Facebook to beg for temporary accommodation in a central area, as the goodwill Maltese authorities may have had for the families appears to fade.

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