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Two OFWs Die From Gas Explosion In Abu Dhabi, Philippine Ambassador Confirms



Two overseas Filipino workers have died from the gas explosion in Abu Dhabi on Monday, the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi confirmed in a statement.


"It is with deep sadness that the Embassy shares the latest information that two Filipinos died from the unfortunate accident yesterday caused by a gas explosion at a restaurant at Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Road, (also known as Airport Road) in Abu Dhabi, as reported by UAE authorities," the statement read.


Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn M. Quintana has reached out to the families of the deceased to express condolences and to give assurance that they will be provided all necessary assistance.


According to Quintana, the Embassy continues to work with UAE authorities to also obtain details on some injured Filipinos who were brought to the hospital for treatment of minor and moderate injuries so that they can be given appropriate support.


The ambassador also advised the Filipino community to remain safe and to be mindful of protocols of the host country.

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