One of two OFWs in critical condition after Kuwait fire recovering

OFW in Kuwait fire moved out of ICU, recovering – DMW

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 09:10 AM June 17, 2024

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. ordered the repatriation of the remains of  three overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who died in a fire in Kuwait.

Kuwaiti security forces gather outside a building which was ingulfed by fire, in Kuwait City, on June 12, 2024. More than 35 people were killed and dozens injured in a building fire in an area heavily populated with foreign workers in Kuwait, the interior ministry said. ( Agence France-Presse)

MANILA, Philippines — One of the two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) earlier listed in critical condition, after a fire broke out in a residential building in Kuwait, is now on the road to recovery, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said on Monday.

“’Yung isang nasa ICU nakalabas na, nasa ward na siya ngayon at gumagaling na siya,” DMW Secretary Hans Cacdac said in an interview over Radyo 630.


(One OFWwho was in the ICU has now moved to the ward, and is already recovering.)


Meanwhile, the other OFW in critical care is still in the ICU, he added.

The fire broke out at dawn last Wednesday in the densely populated residential building located in the Mangaf area. 

More than 35 people died, including three OFWs, while dozens more were injured.

According to Cacdac, the repatriation of the remains of the three OFWs  is still being arranged with Kuwaiti authorities.

“’Yon pong tatlong labi ng mga nasawi sa Kuwait isinasaayos pa natin ‘yung kanilang pag-uwi and we’re coordinating with the Kuwaiti authorities and our embassy in Kuwait,” said Cacdac.


(We are still arranging the return of the three deceased in Kuwait, and we’re coordinating with Kuwaiti authorities and our embassy in Kuwait.)

Meanwhile, Cacdac said the DMW is also currently arranging the return of some of the  Filipinos affected by the fire.

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