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

/ 06:52 PM December 24, 2015

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila on Thursday said that initial reports showed no Filipino casualties in the Saudi fire that killed at least 25 people and injured a hundred others.

“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.

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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.

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

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