11 Pinoys affected by Kuwait fire — DMW
11 Pinoys affected by Kuwait fire — DMW
11 Pinoys affected by Kuwait fire — DMW
by Mary Antalan13 June 2024
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Eleven overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were affected in a fire that broke out in a building housing foreign workers south of Kuwait City, according to Migrant Workers Secretary Hans Cacdac on Thursday, June 13.

Citing a report from the Migrant Workers Office in Kuwait (MWO-Kuwait), Cacdac said three of the eleven victims are safe while another three are in the hospital with two of them in intensive care.

Meanwhile, Cacdac said the status of five other OFWs is still pending confirmation from hospital authorities.

The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said Cacdac instructed officers in Kuwait to "stay in touch with hospital authorities until they can fully ascertain the status of the five unaccounted OFWs."


He also directed MWO-Kuwait and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Welfare Office in Kuwait to see to the immediate needs of the six other OFWs.

The DMW said the fire was reported at around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12 in Mangaf — a coastal city south of Kuwait City.

“As of late last night, Kuwait’s Interior Ministry reported at least 49 people were killed, with scores injured,” the DMW statement read.

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