MANILA, Philippines–The remains of the four foreign tourists killed last Tuesday in a steam explosion on Mayon volcano arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Friday.
The bodies, which were in sealed coffins placed in wooden crates, arrived on board a Philippine Airlines cargo flight at around 11 a.m. and brought to the PAL Express cargo warehouse at NAIA Terminal 4.
Also brought to Manila were the tourists’ belongings and personal effects contained in several large cardboard boxes.
The remains of Germans Joanne Edosa, Roland Pietieze and Furian Stelter, and Spaniard Farah Frances were released to officials from the German and Spanish embassies about an hour later.
The crates were loaded onto a small truck bound for an undisclosed funeral house in Pasay City, where the remains will lie while awaiting shipment to Germany and Spain.