Tributes have been paid to a seven-year-old boy who died after being hit by a bulldozer in a quarry near Siggiewi.
Nicholas Zammit from Qrendi was knocked down and killed in the tragic accident on Boxing Day.
Emergency services rushed to the scene at around 7am but it was too late.
Malta Police are investigating the death.
Nicholas was a pupil at Qrendi Primary School.
A teacher told TVM he was ‘an exemplary, happy, well-adjusted boy who did well at school.’
She added: ‘Two weeks ago he took part in our Christmas concert where he played the part of a boy who welcomed the Baby Jesus and brought him joy.’
In a post on the school’s Facebook page, the headteacher wrote: ‘Nicholas, we will never forget you.
‘Thank you for the time you spent with us, you always had a smile on your face and a positive attitude.’
Parents at Qrendi Primary took to Facebook to express their sorrow at the tragedy.
One wrote: ‘So sad, can’t believe it’ while another described it as ‘truly heartbreaking’.
A mum from Qrendi added: ‘The school won’t be the same without you Nicky. Keep watching over your precious family and your friends who love you so dearly.’
Another posted: ‘You will never be forgotten Nick. Rio has nothing but happy memories of you.’
A classmate’s mother wrote: ‘I’m speechless! Rest in peace little angel! The class won’t be the same without you! Sincere condolences to your family.’
B'dispjacir, l-amministrazzjoni tal-iskola, l-istaff u l-istudenti jsellmu lil Nicholas Zammit.Nghaddu l-ghomor…