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Filipinos in UAE offer support, condolences after death of OFWs in gas explosion

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Filipinos in the UAE offered support and condolences to the families of two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who died from the gas explosion in Abu Dhabi. 

The Philippine Embassy in the UAE has already released a statement on the ‘unfortunate’ incident caused by a gas explosion at a fast-food chain at Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Road (also known as the Airport Road) in the capital. 

Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn M. Quintana has already reached out to the families of the deceased to express condolences and to give assurance that they will be provided all necessary assistance. 

She also reminded the Filipino community to remain safe and to be mindful of protocols of the host government. 

The Global Filipino Magazine was first to report and confirm that one of the casualties of the incident was a Filipino after a next of kin confirmed it with the publication. The post was flooded with condolences from OFWs. 

One Facebook user commented: “Rest in peace kabayan and condolence to the family. Keep safe po sa mga kabayan.” 

“Nanaman. So sad news ulit para sa ating mga Filipino. Rest in peace mga kabayan, condolence po sa buong family,” one Facebook user left a comment. 

The Abu Dhabi Media office on Monday confirmed that two people died at the gas explosion in the capital without confirming their nationalities yet–adding that one was near the area, and the other one was a passerby. 

Residents said that they heard the loud blast and felt vibrations after. The gas explosion has been reported at about 10:15 am. 

Ryan Namia
Ryan Namia spends most of his days reading over drafts of new written content and determining which ones make the final cut for online and print publication. He received his Bachelor's degree in Journalism in 2015 and has been writing since 2016. Got story to tell? Email him at eic@theglobalfilipinomagazine.com.

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