Two Filipinos died in Abu Dhabi restaurant blast — DFA

Marje Pelayo   •   September 2, 2020   •   321

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday (September 1) confirmed that two Filipinos died in the recent explosion at a restaurant in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

“It is with deep sadness that the Department of Foreign Affairs, through the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, 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 Seed Road, (also known as Airport Road) in Abu Dhabi,” the DFA said as reported by UAE authorities.

Ambassador Hjayceelyn Quintana personally informed the families of the deceased to express condolences and to give assurance that they will be provided all necessary assistance.

The Ambassador said the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi is continuously working 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 Ambassador advised the Filipino community to remain safe and be mindful of the security and safety protocols of the host government.

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