DMW: 3 Filipinos dead due to flooding in UAE

DMW: 3 Filipinos dead due to flooding in UAE

/ 07:00 PM April 18, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — Three Filipinos have died due to the widespread flooding in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Migrant Workers Officer in Charge Hans Cacdac confirmed on Thursday evening.

Cacdac disclosed the matter in a tweet on X (formerly Twitter).

“Two Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) died due to suffocation inside their vehicle during the flood. One other OFW died due to a vehicular accident,” said Cacdac.


READ: Dubai reels from floods chaos after record rains


“We shall provide utmost support and assistance to their families,” he added.

No other details have been provided so far.

International news reports said Dubai has been “paralyzed” by the torrential rain that caused floods across the UAE and Bahrain, leaving several people dead in Oman over the weekend.

READ: Dubai: Floods submerge roads, affect airport after record rains 

On Tuesday, the torrential downpour reportedly brought 254 millimeters of rain to the region. International reports said it was the highest rainfall since records began in 1949 before the formation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971.

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