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OFW found dead after hanging self in Dubai

/ 04:07 PM February 09, 2017

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) took his own life by hanging himself inside his flat in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Monday.

“G.L.,” a 31-year-old gas station employee, hanged himself from a ceiling fan using his necktie and leather belt, Khaleej Times reported. He had yet to complete one year of service in his job contract.

Qusais Police Station representatives told the local news site that on Monday at around 5 p.m., they discovered the man’s lifeless body inside his room. A policeman said, “We carried out an investigation to find out the cause of death. People close to the man said he had some problems and they believed he committed suicide. The body has been taken to the forensic  department and will be handed over to relatives after legal procedures.”

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According to a friend close to the deceased Filipino, he made a distressing call to his wife in the Philippines after finishing his graveyard duty on Sunday.

“I don’t know what went wrong. He rang up his wife on Sunday evening and said he was suffering from a severe headache and that he intended to kill himself,” the friend told Khaleej Times.

Another friend said, “We are all sad. He was sometimes depressed but we advised him that things will be all right.”

“He was a good basketball player, bodybuilder and maintained a good sense of humor. His mother works in Australia,” they echoed.

A relative of the dead man, who is also based in Dubai, said that he and the whole family were “startled” to learn about his death. The man’s body will be repatriated soon.  Gianna Francesca Catolico

TAGS: Dubai, overseas Filipino worker (OFW), suicide
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