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Three Filipino Workers Confirmed Dead in UAE Floods, Consulate Assures Support


Apr 19, 2024 #UAE, #Weather

The tragic aftermath of the floods in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has claimed the lives of three Filipino Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), according to authorities. Two OFWs succumbed to suffocation inside their vehicle during the flood, while another died in a vehicular accident, as confirmed by Hans Leo Cacdac, head of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Cacdac refrained from disclosing the identities of the victims or the specific locations of the incidents but emphasized that the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) would extend utmost support and assistance to their bereaved families.

The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Dubai released a statement, offering condolences and assuring the public of their efforts to provide assistance to affected Filipinos. The PCG, in close coordination with Dubai authorities, is working diligently to obtain accurate and updated information to promptly aid Filipinos affected by the extreme weather conditions.

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Confirming the fatalities, the PCG reported a 47-year-old Filipino male worker’s tragic death in a vehicular accident in Dubai, while Sharjah police authorities confirmed the passing of two Filipinas who lost their lives while trapped inside a vehicle submerged in floodwaters.

The PCG emphasized their collaboration with Dubai Police to ascertain the details, including the cause of death, to extend necessary assistance to the next of kin (NOK). Additionally, they are collaborating with Filipino community organizations in Dubai to provide support to those affected by the calamity.

Despite the challenges, the PCG noted instances of solidarity within the Filipino community and other nationalities in Dubai, showcasing the spirit of bayanihan (community volunteerism). Furthermore, efforts are underway to assist stranded passengers due to cancelled flights, with the PCG coordinating closely with Dubai airport authorities to address the situation.

As the Filipino community and authorities in Dubai unite to navigate through the aftermath of the devastating floods, the PCG reaffirmed its commitment to extending aid and support to affected individuals and families during this challenging time.

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