DFA ascertaining identities of 14 Filipino fatalities in Iraq hotel fire
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is ascertaining the identities of at least 14 Filipinos who have died in a hotel fire in Iraq.
“Initial report we received from our embassy in Baghdad says that 14 Filipinos are among the at least 19 people who died in a fire that struck Capitol Hotel in Erbil, capital of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq,” DFA spokesman Charles Jose said in a statement on Saturday.
“[The] embassy is in touch with Kurdistan Regional Government to ascertain the identities of Filipino victims. [The] acting ambassador [is] flying to Erbil to personally lead the effort,” Jose added. RAM
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