The victim of the accident that happened yesterday in Marsa was identified as Ajay Shrestha.
Ajay was a 28-year-old man from Nepal who was working as a food delivery motorcyclist. The accident happened on Wednesday when he was on his way to deliver food and a lorry overturned in Marsa.
Unfortunately, metal fell down from the lorry hitting a lamppost that ended up hitting Ajay’s motorcycle while he was driving on the opposite side of the Aldo Moro road. Although medical assistance was called to the site and Ajay passed away on the way to Mater Dei.
Ajay came to Malta in 2018 with his friends also from Nepal to follow his dreams and had been planning a visit to his home in Gulariya, Nepal. However, his family back home were faced with the news of his accident and his passing. The President of the Non-Residence Nepali Association Malta confirmed Ajay’s death on Facebook and said: “My dear friend Ajay Shrestha has lost his life in a vehicle accident while working.”
Photo: Matthew Mirabelli
Friends of the victim held a vigil close to the site of the accident where they gathered around to pray together.
Rest in peace Ajay!