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No OFW hurt or killed in Saudi hospital fire – DFA initial report

Philippine Daily Inquirer By: Niña P. Calleja, December 24th, 2015 06:52 PM MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila on Thursdaysaid that initial reports showed no Filipino casualties in the Saudi fire that killed at least 25 people and injured a hundred others.

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“Initial but still unconfirmed report from Jazan says no Filipino casualties in the fire,” Charles Jose, spokesperson for the DFA, said in a text message.

Jose noted that most of the casualties in the overnight fire that took place at a Saudi hospital were bed-ridden patients.


An estimated 20 OFWs work in the hospital.

Jose, however, said that as of Thursdayevening, the Philippine embassy was still in the process of verifying the report.  SFM

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