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Family member seeks niece’s whereabouts after gas explosion in Abu Dhabi


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Family members of a Filipina who was at a gas explosion in Abu Dhabi are seeking help from Abu Dhabi residents. 

Merriner Bartoces was on duty yesterday when the gas explosion happened at KFC along Airport Road in the capital. She works as a cashier at the fast-food chain. 

“Friends in Abu Dhabi we beg for your help! We would like to ask for all your help with my niece’s whereabouts. Her name is Merriner Bartoces, and sadly, she was on duty yesterday when the gas explosion happened at KFC Airport road where she works as the cashier. Feel free to message us the soonest. Thank you!” Merriner’s aunt Harriette Abuyabor Bartoces posted on Facebook. 

The family members, according to her, are still waiting for an update for their next of kin. 

“Mga friends ni Merriner or workmates.. kindly update us about her situation. We’re worried kung naunsa na xa ddto.. This is in connection with the news last night about a gas explosion at KFC Airport road Abu Dhabi where she worked at,” another post of Yhan Saredlab read. 

Speaking with The Global Filipino Magazine, Harriette said that the family is now coordinating with the Philippine Embassy in the UAE to know the whereabouts of their family members.

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