The Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi confirmed that the two casualties from the Abu Dhabi explosion yesterday were both Filipinos.
“It is with deep sadness that the Embassy shares the latest information that two Filipinos died from the unfortunate accident yesterday caused by a gas explosion at a restaurant at Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Road (Airport Road) in Abu Dhabi.
Amb. Hjayceelyn M. Quintana has reached out to the families of the deceased to express condolences and to give assurance that they will be provided all necessary assistance.
The Embassy continues to work with UAE authorities to also obtain details on some injured Filipinos who were brought to the hospital for treatment of minor and moderate injuries so that they can be given appropriate support.
The embassy advised the Filipino community to remain safe and to be mindful of protocols of the host government.